US popular security adviser H.R. McMaster said there is a military option to dole out with the regime after it launched another missile over Japan on Friday.
The ballistic missile, thought to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile, was launched despite international labels for North Korea to stop its weapon operations.
Mr McMaster told a force briefing at the White House: “It’s not what we would prefer to do, so what we force to do is call on all nations, call on everyone to do everything we can to address this wide-ranging problem short of war.”
He added that the regime is “one of the world’s most life-or-death and dangerous security problems” .
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US President Donald Trump rebuked the missile launch and said the country had “once again shown its utter disdain for its neighbours and for the entire world community”.
North Korea’s news mechanism Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released pictures
North Korea floated another missile over Japan on Friday
We have to do is call on all realms… to address this global problem short of war
The Security Council “strongly condemned these initiations, condemned further the DPRK for its outrageous actions, and demanded that the DPRK instantaneously cease all such action”.
Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN, said: “We try and get-up-and-go through as many diplomatic options as we have.
“What we’re seeing is they pick up to be provocative and reckless. There’s not a whole lot the Security Council is going to be masterful to do from here.”
On Friday, China’s ambassador to Washington urged the US to refrain from devising threats to
H.R. McMaster said North Korea is ‘one of the world’s most firm and dangerous security problems’
Ambassador Cui Tiankai said: ”Honestly, I over the United States should be doing .. much more than now, so that there’s verifiable effective international cooperation on this issue.”
“They should refrain from issuing numberless threats. They should do more to find effective ways to continue dialogue and negotiation.”
During his language at the assembly, Mr Trump is expected to keep pressure on Washington’s adversaries North Korea and Iran.