North Korea led by Supreme leader Kim Jong-un successfully tested another Intercontinental Ballistic missile on Tuesday, November 28, elevating the tensions in the Korean peninsula. Soon after the missile test, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the move. During the UN emergency meeting, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations said that the blind nuclear ambition of Pyongyang has brought the world closer to a war.
Haley has also requested an emergency meeting with her counterparts of Japan and South Korea to discuss on the current developments in the Korean peninsula.
Strong words from Nikki Haley
During the speech, Nikki Haley said that if a war breaks out, it will completely destroy North Korea.
"The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war, not farther from it. We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it. If war does come, it will be because of continued acts of aggression like we witnessed yesterday," said Haley, CNN reports.
The Indian-origin United States politician also added that North Korea has decided to challenge the patience of a world united against recklessness.
International sanctions not working
Haley also made it clear that the multiple sanctions imposed on Pyongyang are not successfully preventing Pyongyang from conducting nuclear missile tests.
"As successful as we have been in levelling multilateral sanctions against it, the North Korean regime continues to test new and more powerful missiles. And as it does, it continues its march toward a functional nuclear arsenal. In addition to fully implementing all UN sanctions, all countries should sever diplomatic relations with North Korea and limit military, scientific, technical, or commercial cooperation," continued Haley.
The United States ambassador also requested countries all across the world to stop trading with the regime by cutting off all exports and imports. She also asked nations to expel North Korean workers who are employed in their countries.
Earlier, during his Asian visit, US President Donald Trump has asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to cut off oil supplies to North Korea. Nikki Haley, during the speech, asked China to take effective steps to pressurize North Korea.