The United States (US) has said that the time for talk with North Korea is over and there was no point in holding a fruitless emergency Security Council session. US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said such a meeting would send a message to North Korea that the international community is unwilling to challenge it.
Haley said in a statement that North Korea is already subject to numerous Security Council resolutions which they flout with impunity.
Urging China to rein in North Korea, Haley said China must decide whether it is finally willing to take this vital step.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un boasted of his country’s ability to strike any target in the US after an intercontinental ballistic missile test on Friday. In response to the launch, on Saturday, US strategic bombers flew over the Korean peninsula and Washington tested a missile interception system yesterday.