US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says North Korea is possibly preparing for a new missile test, warning of “tougher measures” against the South Asian country.
“(W)e hear reports that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test,” Haley told reporters at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
“I hope that doesn’t happen. But if it does, we must bring even tougher measures to bear against the North Korean regime.”
Her remarks come as President Donald Trump on Tuesday made a sharp retort to the North Korean leader’s recent threat that he had a nuclear button on his desk, saying his nuclear button “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his.”
Kim Jong-un used his televised New Year’s Day speech to warn that “the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.”
But Kim said he was “open to dialogue” with South Korea….