Washington threatens to “destroy” the North Korean regime “in case of war”
Photo provided on 29 July 2017 by the North Korean agency showing the firing of a Hwasong-14 missile from an unspecified location
The United States calls on all countries to cut off their diplomatic and trade relations with North Korea, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, threatening to “completely destroy” the North Korean regime. case of war “.
With its latest intercontinental missile fire, North Korea “chose aggression” rather than a peaceful process. “If the war comes, make no mistake: the North Korean regime will be completely destroyed,” the diplomat said at a meeting of the Security Council convened urgently on the North Korean issue.
“We must continue to treat North Korea as a pariah,” also claimed Nikki Haley, urging China, the largest economic partner of North Korea, to stop all delivery of oil to the North Korean regime. Pyongyang continues to “get oil products through ship-to-ship transfers at sea,” the US diplomat said.
The latest North Korean missile shot at an unprecedented intercontinental missile is a snub to Donald Trump who had ensured that the development of such capabilities would not happen. It’s “a disturbed young dog,” the US president on Wednesday said of his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un, with whom trading insults have become commonplace.
Shortly after firing the North Korean intercontinental missile, which reached unprecedented altitude, Washington announced that it wanted new international sanctions. But Nikki Haley did not mention in his speech the start of a new resolution of sanctions.
While acknowledging a “provocation”, Russia considers that there is “no military solution” to this crisis, said the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia. “Russia can not accept nuclear status for North Korea,” he said, calling for a review of the UN’s approach to the issue in light of North Korea’s ongoing military experiments. “There is no military solution” to this crisis, he insisted.
– More severe penalties –
The Security Council is in the midst of eight rounds of sanctions against North Korea to force the country to suspend its ballistic and nuclear weapons programs, which are considered a threat to the world. The last two were adopted after intercontinental missile fire and a sixth nuclear test: on August 5 to ban imports of North Korean coal, iron and fish and on September 11 to ban textile imports, ban joint ventures with North Korean interests and limit the supply of Pyongyang to oil.
On 5 October, based on the resolution of 5 August, the UN identified and banned four world-wide vessels suspected of violating its prohibitions, a first in the history of the United Nations.
“Sanctions work” but “we can do better”, said the current President of the Security Council, Italian Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi. North Korea “continues to export coal,” insurgent Nikki Haley in particular.
The last two sanctions resolutions had been unanimously approved by the 15 members of the Security Council. The last round of a North Korean ballistic missile in mid-September ended in a simple verbal condemnation of the Security Council, without sanctions.
Washington has promised new bilateral sanctions on Wednesday.
– Liesse in Pyongyang –
The success of the new North Korean shooting was announced by the regime’s favorite presenter, Ri Chun-Hee: “Kim Jong-Un proudly declared that we finally realized our great historical cause, the completion of a nuclear force State, the development of a ballistic power “.
The official press talked about the most sophisticated weapon to date, a Hwasong-15 ICBM. According to KCNA, this missile, equipped with an extra-large heavy warhead, is capable of striking the entire continental United States.
According to Pyongyang, the craft reached an altitude of 4,475 kilometers before falling to 950 kilometers from the launching site. Its bell-shaped trajectory, vertically, suggests that it had a range of 13,000 kilometers, enough to hit anywhere in the United States, say some specialists.
Scenes of jubilation were observed in the tightly controlled North Korean capital, where people gathered in front of a giant screen to watch the news.
Pyongyang has yet to demonstrate that it masters the technology of re-entry of warheads into the atmosphere from space. But experts believe that North Korea is at least on the verge of developing an operational intercontinental strike capability.
Pyongyang says its conventional and atomic weapons programs are meant to deter any US attack. In September, Donald Trump had already threatened to “destroy” North Korea if the United States was attacked.
Among the possible exits of crisis, Beijing and Moscow militate for a “double moratorium”, the freezing of the joint military exercises between Washington and Seoul against the freezing of the North Korean military programs. The Chinese representative to the Security Council, like Vassily Nebenzia, have once again proposed this option on Wednesday but it is rejected by the United States.
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