Haley: 'Plenty' of military options available for dealing with North Korea

Steve Bannon

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his top national security advisers said there were military options available for dealing with the North Korea crisis which were both "effective and overwhelming", the media reported.

"This includes the regime of North Korea, which has one again shown its utter contempt for its neighbours, and the entire world community", Trump added.

North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile over northern Japan early Friday (local time), defying global calls to halt its provocations.


Earlier this week, the UN Security Council agreed to tighten sanctions on North Korea, banning its textile exports and capping fuel supplies. "I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people, and he comes out with the U.S. being very strong in the end", said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

"In the words of North Korea, we have strangled their economic situation at this point".

The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Friday in NY to discuss the crisis, though no further sanctions were expected to be agreed. "The United Kingdom stands with the people of Japan in face of this awful, egregious, illegal, provocative, reckless act by the North Korean regime, which once again demonstrates their complete disregard for the sovereignty and the citizens of one of their neighbours", the British Ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft told reporters after the meeting of the Security Council. "There's not a whole lot the Security Council is going to be able to do from here". "For those who have said, and been commenting about a lack of an military option, there is a military option". On Monday, it unanimously approved its toughest sanctions yet on North Korea over its nuclear test.

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