- The United States urged China to cut off oil supply to North Korea
- The U.S. also pressed other countries to cut diplomatic and trade ties with Kim Jong-un’s regime
- The U.S. warned that North Korea would be utterly destroyed if war broke out
Following the latest test-flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by North Korea, the United States urged China to cut off oil shipments to that country. Other countries were also pressed to cut trade and diplomatic ties with Kim Jong-un’s regime.
Gulf News mentioned that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told her fellow envoys at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council that North Korea’s latest test of an ICBM demands that countries further isolate Kim Jong-un’s regime.
“We call on all nations to cut off all ties with North Korea,” Haley said.
Haley warned that North Korea would be utterly destroyed should war broke out.
“That would be a pivotal step in the world’s effort to stop this international pariah. If war comes, make no mistake: The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed,” she said.
The UN Security Council meeting was held at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.
North Korea, on Wednesday, November 29, tested its third ICBM, which it claimed was capable of striking anywhere in the United States.