Dems urge Trump to make appointments amid North Korea crisis

Dems urge Trump to make appointments amid North Korea crisis

Dems urge Trump to make appointments amid North Korea crisis

"But I think we all know that basically if North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed", Haley said.

While Mr. Trump has often been critical of the U.N., Tillerson said Mr. Trump "does believe the United Nations can be a very important instrument of addressing these threats to the world".

If diplomacy fails, she says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "will take care of it".

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (Front) addresses a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear test at the UN headquarters in NY, on September 4, 2017. "None of us want war".

Tensions have been steadily rising on the Korean Peninsula over the past few months, with Pyongyang conducting several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of rulings by the UN Security Council, while the United States has continued to carry out joint exercises with South Korea and Japan while amplifying its rhetoric against Pyongyang.

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This came as Trump mocked Kim Jon-un on Twitter, nicknaming him "Rocket Man" - and retweeted memes celebrating his Make America Great Again campaign theme.

Democratic US senator Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday that Mr Trump should not rule out talks with North Korea before it agrees to end its nuclear program.

Beijing stands strongly against Washington's indication of a possible military option against Pyongyang.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley slammed North Korea on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning and said the U.S. will take military action if the country continues to be "reckless" and "irresponsible". "North Korea is already starting to feel the pinch". We have pretty much-exhausted all the things we can do at the Security Council at this point.

"I'm waiting for the regime in North Korea to give us some indication that they're prepared to have constructive, productive talks", he said on CBS's "Face the Nation".

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Yesterday we reported dictator Kim Jong-un taunted Donald Trump boasting "America's fate is in hands of North Korea" by vowing to turn U.S. into a "sea of flames".

Trump, in a tweet, asserted that long lines for gas were forming in North Korea, and he said that was "too bad". But North Korea isn't the only thorny policy issue facing Mr. Trump this week. The practice attacks followed Friday's missile test by North Korea.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told "Fox News Sunday" that the report is "false".

He also commented on the president's response to the missile launch saying there are many options on the table.

McMaster said the tweet appears to be a reference to North Korean leader because "that is where the rockets and missiles are coming from".

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It also said that the new United Nations sanctions, approved on 11 September, were aimed at bringing down the government. The country fired its latest missile over Japan on Friday, in what was described as its farthest-reaching test.

White House national security adviser HR McMaster also indicated U.S. patience was exhausted.

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