The United States is threatening to use its “considerable military forces”against the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
The security council session convened to discuss the international response to the DPRK’s launch of a successful ballistic missile test earlier this week, which Haley said “shows that North Korea does not want to be part of a peaceful world.”
Speaking at the session, Haley said that the DPRK’s “actions are quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution. The United States is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies. One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must.”