U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley delivers a stark warning to North Korea: Stop your nuclear weapons program or be “destroyed.”
BASH: The president said last month that North Korea would face fire and fury if it continues to threaten the U.S. and its allies. Well, since the president said that, North Korea has really done nothing but threaten the U.S. and its allies.
North Korea threatened Guam. North Korea fired two missiles over Japan and tested a hydrogen bomb.
So, was the president’s fire and fury remark an empty threat?
HALEY: It was not an empty threat.
What we were doing was being responsible. Where North Korea is being irresponsible and reckless, we were being responsible by trying to use every diplomatic possibility that we could possibly do. We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point.
Now, I said yesterday I am perfectly happy kicking this over to General Mattis, because he has plenty of military options.
So, I think that the fire and fury, while he says this is what we can do to North Korea, we wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first.
If that doesn’t work, General Mattis will take care of it. …read more