North Korea Missile: US Says It Will Use Military Force 'If We Must'
Albanian Daily News
Published July 6, 2017
America's UN ambassador Nikki Haley says the US is prepared to defend itself and its alliesThe US has said it will use its "considerable military forces" on North Korea "if we must", following Tuesday's long-range missile test.
US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution would also be tabled against Pyongyang at the United Nations.
She described the test as a sharp military escalation and also threatened to use trade restrictions.
Hours after she spoke, the US and South Korea fired more missiles into the Sea of Japan as part of military drills.
But Pyongyang said it would not negotiate unless the US ended its "hostile policy" against North Korea.
Tuesday's missile launch, the latest in a series of tests, was in defiance of a ban by the UN Security Council.
Meanwhile, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his Japanese counterpart Tomomi Inada said the test was an "unacceptable provocation".
Gen Mattis said the US was committed to defending Japan and providing deterrence, according to a statement released by the US defence department after their phone call.