US Ambassador Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war'


"This adds to a cycle that we are quite familiar with and it is a cycle that has seemingly gotten worse, " said Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war" with his latest and most powerful nuclear bomb test, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations has said. According to her in Washington do not want war.

The American ambassador the UN, Nikki Haley, said her country did not want a conflict with the Pyongyang regime but its patience was "not unlimited".

"The scare is it could knock out the power grid and every mobile phone and send the U.S. back to the stone age in one explosion", he said.

Despite new threats from the Trump administration, the United States still has no real, practical military option on North Korea, analysts say.

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It comes after North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test and claimed it had successfully developed a hydrogen bomb.

Late Sunday night, Abe also held a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump followed by a call to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Early Monday in Seoul, South Korea's military confirmed it had carried out missile drills in response to the North's nuclear test.

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

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Despite the tough talk, the immediate focus of the worldwide response was expected to be on tougher economic sanctions against Pyongyang.

She said that incremental sanctions on North Korea imposed by the Security Council since 2006 had failed to stop Pyongyang's march toward more powerful and risky weapons. That yield would be roughly ten times more powerful than North Korea's previous test in 2016 and would mark a significant step forward in the North's quest for a viable nuclear missile capable of striking anywhere in the U.S.

South Korea is still working to verify whether the weapon tested was a hydrogen bomb.

"The United States has to play its own role and should not be blindly putting pressure on China to try and squeeze North Korea", said Ruan Zongze, a former Chinese diplomat now with the China Institute of International Studies, a think tank affiliated with the Foreign Ministry.

Moon replied that South Korea would work with the global community to craft strong retalitory mesasures against North Korea through the UNSC, including a strong resolution.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert tweeted Sunday morning that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was also scheduled to attend the White House's North Korea meeting, was making calls to his counterparts, including South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

"The time for half measures in the Security Council is over", Haley told the other ambassadors.

But geophysicists from the University of Science and Technology of China have examined seismograph records and say Sunday's underground nuclear test by North Korea was the fifth nuclear bomb to be exploded at the same mountain at Punggye-ri.

The situation on the Peninsula had deteriorated, he said, stressing that China would never allow chaos or war to erupt. US markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday.

"South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"