Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the North Korean regime “will be utterly destroyed,” speaking at a meeting of the body in New York, Wednesday.
“The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war, no farther from it. We have never saw war with North Korea and still today we do not seek it,” stated Haley.
“If war does come, it will be because of continued acts of aggression like we witnessed yesterday. And if war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean Regime will be utterly destroyed,” she added.
Haley then called for world nations “to further isolate, diminish and […] reverse the dangerous course of the North Korean regime.”
Earlier today, North Korea announced the launch of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which could “target the entire area of mainland United States.” The launch was the first since September 15, when North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the Japanese island Hokkaido, eventually falling into the Pacific Ocean.