Nikki Haley Speaks on North Korea at UN: ‘We Must Now Adopt the Strongest Possible Measures’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke at the U.N. this morning about the threat from North Korea, saying once again that “enough is enough.”
Haley reviewed past North Korea missile tests and U.N. responses to make this observation:
“The United States Security Council has spoken with unusual unity and consistency on North Korea. That’s a good thing. Along the way there have been problems with implementation and the council has at times been too slow and too weak, but this is not a situation in which we have allowed divisions among us to stop any action. Still, here we are. Despite our efforts over the past 24 years, the North Korean nuclear program is more advanced and more dangerous than ever.”
“To the members of the Security Council,” she said, “I must say enough is enough. We have taken an incremental approach and despite the best of intentions it has not worked.”
Haley declared that “the time for half-measures in the Security Council is over” and “the time has come to exhaust all of our diplomatic means before it’s too late.”
“We must now adopt,” she continued, “the strongest possible measures.”
President Trump tweeted yesterday in response to another North Korean missile test, concluding with this declaration:
The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017
And in her remarks today, Haley said the following:
“Only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy. We have kicked the can down the road long enough. There is no more road left. This crisis goes well beyond the U.N. The United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country and the United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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