UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: The Time For Half-Measures Is Over, NKorea is Begging for War

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In what can be described as an escalation of bellicose rhetoric, United States-United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley upped the ante after President Trump’s “we’ll see” aggressive tweets with regard to the North Korea situation:

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Following President Trump’s twitter-storm, UN ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of United Nations Security Council that, let me quote: “enough is enough” and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s dear leader is basically begging for war, with his defiant and abusive nuclear/missile tests. Nikki Haley admonished the UN Security Council, asking them to consider the strongest possible response:

 “The time for half measures in the security council is over. The time has come to exhaust all of our diplomatic means before it is too late.

We must now adopt the strongest possible measures. Kim Jong Un’s action cannot be seen as defensive.”

The fifteen members which compose the UN Security Council adopted  a series of punitive measures last month against the Hermit Regime, economic sanctions that crippled Pyongyang’s 3 billion dollars/year export revenue, in a hope that North Korea will renounce its ICBM/nuclear programs. And obviously, the plan did not work, as North Korea’s trade with China grew 40% compared to 2016.

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Ambassador Haley continued with her tirade against North Korea:

“We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best intentions, it hasn’t worked.War is never something the United States wants, we don’t want it now, but our people’s patience is not unlimited.”

“We have kicked the can down the road long enough. There is no road left.”

“The United States will view every country that does business with North Korea” as aiding their nuclear ambitions.”

The most important trade partner of North Korea is China (by a long-shot), which buys 83% of NKorea’s exports and makes for 85% of its imports, then India comes on a distant second (3.5% of exports/3.1% of imports from NKorea), followed by Russia and smaller players including France, Mexico, Brazil, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Chile among many others.

Here’s Julian Assange’s take on Trump’s threats to block trade with countries doing business with North Korea:

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