U.N. Leaders Call for Additional Sanctions Against North Korea Following Recent ICBM Launch

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Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

November 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The U.N. is following suit with the Trump administration, and is calling for more sanctions against North Korea.

U.N. leaders made the remarks Wednesday ahead of an emergency council meeting to address the rogue nation’s latest ballistic missile test.

France’s ambassador to the U.N says current sanctions need to be more strictly enforced, and some tighter measures are needed in order to prevent North Korea from successfully launching a nuclear missile.

“This test is another confirmation that the North Korean threat has changed dramatically in a few months, both in scope and scale,” said Francois Delattre, French Ambassador to the U.N. “The threat has shifted from being regional to global, from being potential to immediate…the threat concerns all of us.”

Italy’s U.N. ambassador countered the majority support of adding new measures, saying the sanctions already in place are tough enough and, if enforced correctly, will prevent North Korea from developing its nuclear missile program.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley sent a stern warning to North Korea, calling on all nations to cut ties with the rogue regime.

During an emergency meeting at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Haley condemned the isolated country’s recent ICBM launch, saying Kim Jung Un continues to thumb his nose at the world and feed his nuclear aggression.

She also said the communist country is testing the world’s patience by firing its most advanced missile, which puts the U.S. mainland at risk.

“We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it,” announced Ambassador 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.”

Haley went on to ask China to do more about the situation by cutting off oil supply to North Korea.

She also called on all nations to sever diplomatic, military, and commercial ties to the nation.

Haley confirmed that the Trump administration prefers a diplomatic solution to the problem, but said a military option is still on the table.