The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations warned that her country will take military action against North Korea if necessary and called on China and Russia to do more to implement existing sanctions.
The strong statement from Amb. Nikki Haley came at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council one day after North Korea tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the latest provocation from the regime of Kim Jong-un.
China and Russia expressed concern about the launch, but urged dialogue with North Korea and criticized the U.S. for strong rhetoric and the deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea.
“Today is a dark day,” said Haley. “It is a dark day because yesterday’s actions by North Korea made the world a more dangerous place. Their illegal missile launch was not only dangerous, but reckless and irresponsible,” she added, later calling it “a …