Adding that the time for half measures is over, US has said that Pyongyang id begging for war. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley lambasted North Korea for its provocation and said that US is aiming to put the resolution to a vote next Monday.
Further, United States has increased its efforts to further isolate Pyongyang and garner support against it. US also sent a warning to nations who continue to do business with North Korea, adding that the present crisis is not limited to the confines of UN. Nikki haley said that the United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country that is giving aid to their dangerous nuclear intentions.
“Enough is enough. War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited,” Haley said. Speaking one after the other, diplomats from France, Britain, Italy and elsewhere reiterated demands for the regime to halt its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs and urged further sanctions. “Pyongyang poses a clear threat to international peace and security,” said Sebastiano Cardi, the UN ambassador from Italy, which heads the North Korea sanctions compliance committee. He noted that North Korea is the only country to have tested a nuclear device in the 21st century.
The North trumpeted ‘perfect success’ Sunday in its sixth nuclear test blast since 2006. Monday’s Security council meeting was requested by the United States, Japan, France, Britain and South Korea.
“We cannot waste any more time. And in order to do that, we need North Korea to feel the pressure, but if they go down this road there will be consequences,” Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho told reporters ahead of the council meeting. French Ambassador Francois Delattre said France was calling for the adoption of new UN sanctions, swift implementation of existing ones and new separate sanctions by the European Union.
The council aimed to take a big bite out of the North Korean economy earlier this month by banning the North from exporting coal, iron, lead and seafood products. Together those are worth about a third of the country’s $3 billion in exports last year.
The council could look to sanction other profitable North Korean exports, such as textiles. Another possibility could be tighter limits on North Korean labourers abroad; the recent sanctions barred giving any new permits for such workers. The US also suggested some other ideas earlier this summer, including air and maritime restrictions and restricting oil to North Korea’s military and weapons programs.