U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for drastic sanctions against North Korea, and said that President Donald Trump had asked the Chinese president to cut off all trade with the Hermit Kingdom.
Here's what she said
In a forceful statement at the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council in response to North Korea's latest missile test, Haley laid out the next steps of sanctions against the dictatorial regime.
Haley called out many of the nations that violated the United Nations directorate and continued to trade with North Korea. She demanded that all nations cut out all ties with the country.
Haley also referenced the "incomprehensible nature" of the regime that provided the circumstances for a military defector to be found with numerous parasites.
A threat to China
Haley said that President Trump had spoken with President Xi Jinping of China Wednesday morning "and told him that we have come to the point that China must cut off the oil from North Korea."
"China can do this on its own, or we can take the oil situation into our own hands," she warned, implying that the United States would end the oil trade between China and North Korea by force if need be.
A warning to North Korea
"North Korea’s dictator made a decision that takes world closer to war, not further away," she said in her statement. "If war comes, it will be because of continued acts of aggression."
"If war comes, make no mistake," Haley concluded, "the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed."
What was this in response to?
The emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council was called in response to the missile test conducted by North Korea on Tuesday. The regime claimed that the test had been successful and the new intercontinental ballistic missile could reach every part of the mainland of the United States.