Vastavam web: North Korea is “begging for war” with abusive use of missiles and nuclear threats, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, pushing for the “strongest possible measures” on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a “perfect success”, sparking world condemnation and promises of tougher US sanctions.North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s action cannot be seen as defensive. He wants to be acknowledged as a nuclear power.
The Indian-origin US ambassador to the UN said that his abusive use of missiles, and his nuclear threats show that he is “begging for war”.”War is never something the US wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory,” she said.The idea that some have suggested of a so-called freeze- for-freeze is insulting, she said.”When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. No one would do that. We certainly won’t,” she said, adding time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means to end this crisis.
“To the members of the Security Council, I must say: enough is enough,” she said.British Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft said that North Korea has created a deeply dangerous and unstable situation.”The UK will work with our partners on this Council and beyond to tackle the challenge,” he said.Until that moment, we must stay the course on sanctions, and continue, as the Secretary-General has called for, to present a united front,” Rycroft said.Ambassador Koro Bessho of Japan said it was clear how belligerent and dangerous the North Korean actions were, posing a problem, not only for that country’s neighbours, but the entire international community.
The sixth nuclear test had exhibited a magnitude of explosion far greater than the previous one and had raised the threat to an unprecedented level.In that context, he stressed the need for the Council to swiftly adopt a new resolution with further robust sanction measures Firmly supporting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi strongly urged Pyongyang to comply with international measures.Haley told the 15-membered body that US will be circulating a draft resolution soon, with the expectation to have it passed by Monday September 11.The South Korean Ambassador Cho Tae-yul said the Security Council must respond to this serious provocation with the adoption of a new resolution containing much tougher measures, corresponding to the magnitude and gravity of the test.