U.S. Ambassador to UN: China must pick a side with North Korea

U.S Ambassador Nikki Haley told the United Nations Sunday the United States is “done talking about North Korea” and it was time for China to decide if it is willing to support stronger United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its two long-range missile tests this month, Reuters reports.

In a statement, Haley said any new U.N. Security Council resolution “that does not significantly increase the international pressure on North Korea is of no value”. She said, “China must decide whether it is finally willing to take this vital step. The time for talk is over “.

After North Korea’s July 4 ICBM test, Haley gave China a draft text of the U.N. Security Council resolution to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea. Responding to expectations that the United States and South Korea did not call for a meeting Monday over the test. Haley said Sunday that there was “no point in having an emergency session if it produces nothing of consequence”.

South Korean military and the Pentagon believe the nuclear test on Friday was an ICBM but Russia says it was only a medium-range missile.

U.N sanctions have imposed sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in response to its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

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