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WATCH: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley puts North Korea on notice

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley put the rogue communist regime in North Korea on notice Wednesday, flatly telling Kim Jong Un his regime “will be utterly destroyed” if North Korea continues to pursue nuclear weapons.

Following North Korea’s confirmed intercontinental ballistic missile test Tuesday, Haley spoke at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

“The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it,” Haley said Wednesday. “We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it.”

Further aggression on part of the North Korean government will not end well, Haley warned.

“If war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed,” she said.

The latest missile test has shown that the entire United States is now within range of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles.

President Trump declared Tuesday that new sanctions will be imposed on North Korea.

Haley agreed with the president, informing member nations of the U.N. that new sanctions will increase pressure on the regime to change its behavior.

“That would be a pivotal step in the world’s effort to stop this international pariah,” she said.

In a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president made explicit “the determination of the United States to defend ourselves and our allies,” according to a White House statement. Trump also “emphasized the need for China to use all available levers to convince North Korea to end its provocations and return to the path of denuclearization.”

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