United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea would be utterly destroyed in the event of nuclear war.
“If war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed,” Haley said at an emergency session of the UN Security Council.
Previously President Donald Trump has sent similar messages. Haley’s comments come one day after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that fell into the Sea of Japan. The missile traveled for about 50 minutes and 620 miles and those numbers are a proof for defense officials that North Korea is capable of hitting the U.S. mainland, Newsweek reported.
Haley warned that Pyongyang’s launch of the missile brings U.S. and North Korea closer to a war the United States does not seek.
“The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it. We have never sought war with North Korea and still today we do not seek it,” Haley said.
She added that the world’s nations have the power to further isolate and reverse North Korea’s dangerous course by cutting ties and enforcing UN sanctions. North Korea has previously launched a missile in September. At that time Haley said that the isolated nation was begging for war.
“The time has come to exhaust all of our diplomatic means before it is too late. We must now adopt the strongest possible measures. Kim Jong-un’s action cannot be seen as defensive. We have kicked the can down the road long enough. There is no more road left,” Haley said in September.
After the latest launch, president Trump only said that the United States would take care of it.
“We have a very serious approach… We take it very seriously,” he said and promised to add another series of sanctions on North Korea.