UN Ambassador Haley: North Korea will be 'utterly destroyed' if war comes

"No one can doubt that this threat is growing," said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley at an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
2:25 | 11/29/17

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Yesterday the North Korean regime made a choice. It chose to feed its nuclear aggression it chose to thumb its nose at the civilized world. It chose to challenge the patients of a world united against its recklessness. And with this choice comes a critical decision point for the rest of the world. The world has responded powerfully to North Korea as outrageous and thoughtless actions 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. The continuing development of these missile systems demands that countries further isolate the Kim regime. So today. We call on all nations to cut off all ties with North Korea. In addition a fully implementing all UN sanctions all countries should sever diplomatic relations with North Korea. And limit military scientific technical or commercial cooperation. They must also cut off trade with the regime by stopping all imports and exports and expel. All North Korean workers yesterday's missile launch was more advanced than previous launches. No one can doubt that this threat is growing. No one can doubt that North Korean dictator is getting more aggressive and his obsession for nuclear power. Yesterday the regime declared itself a nuclear power saying that it quote. Completed the state nuclear force tipped with a super large heavy warhead capable of striking a whole mainland. And the United States president shop called Chinese president she this morning and told them that we've come to the point. That China must cut off the oil from North Korea China must show leadership. And follow through. China can do this on its own but we can take the oral situation and our own hands. The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings a 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. And if war comes. Make no mistake the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.

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