United Nations options exhausted on Korean Peninsula issue: Haley

Casey Dawson
September 19, 2017

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Late Sunday, Trump posted a tweet that seemed to refer to North Korea's fuel shortages brought on by increasing global pressure on the regime and mocked Kim Jong-un by calling him "Rocket Man". The tweet, however, was misinterpreted by some South Korean news organizations as being criticism of Moon's hopes for closer economic cooperation among the South, the North and Russian Federation.

President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations amid rising concerns over North Korea.

Haley says President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat against North Korea wasn't an empty threat.

North Korea has conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean.

Mr Trump's Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said it was up to Pyongyang to avoid a military response.

North Korea said on Saturday it aimed to reach an "equilibrium" of military force with the United States.

China's foreign ministry spokesman has said that by sending "threatening messages" including "warnings of military action", the U.S. is "further complicating the situation".

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On domestic affairs, Democrats appearing on the Sunday political shows were optimistic about the Trump administration's seemingly newfound affection for their party.

Tillerson said the message is created to bring about cooperation from China, as well as addressing the country's fears that a regime collapse would flood their border with refugees. New measures included a cap on oil imports and a ban on textile imports but fell short of the original USA proposal for a full oil embargo due to opposition from China and Russian Federation.

Trump said Thursday that he's working with China to continue to exert more pressure on Pyongyang, but he declined to elaborate. "We're out of time", he told reporters. Find us on Facebook too! "As we speak, we are literally at it right now, and you will be seeing what we'll be doing".

"They have developed this pattern of behavior, and they know that the Chinese and the Russians - either together or one-by-one - will support North Korea against the United States and our friends and partners".

Her remark comes after Trump dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" in a tweet early Sunday, referencing Pyongyang's string of recent missile tests and strengthening of its nuclear program.

Haley said Trump's criticisms were accurate at the time, but that it is now a "new day" at the U.N. An organization that "talked a lot but didn't have a lot of action" has given way to a "United Nations that's action-oriented", she said, noting the Security Council votes on North Korea this month.

North Korea said Monday that it will move toward completing its nuclear force amid more sanctions USA and its allies impose, while it criticized United Nations sanctions resolution as a "hostile act" aimed to stifle average people's lives in the country, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Monday. "None of us want that".

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