Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said North Korea will be “utterly destroyed” if they proceed with their aggressive behavior, according to BizPacReview.
Haley made her comments at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, which was called in response to North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
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“The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it,” Haley said Wednesday. “We have never sought war with North Korea and still today we do not seek it.”
But if the Asian country’s actions lead to the ultimate conflict, Haley issued a message that was more than clear.
“If war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed,” she said.
Pyongyang’s Tuesday missile launch is the first the nation’s done in two months.
Soon after the test, North Korean officials released a statement claiming they’d successfully launched an ICBM that could reach anywhere on the U.S. mainland.
The launch came after the U.S. officially designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror earlier this month.
President Trump responded in a tweet:
Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
Haley issued similar sentiments during the meeting with the Security Council, encouraging member nations to ramp up sanctions against the North and cut off oil deliveries.
“That would be a pivotal step in the world’s effort to stop this international pariah,” she told them.