Russia and China are turning obstructionists in UN Security Council as North Korea continues its missile tests.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley held emergency closed-door meeting with U.N. Security Council after North Korea fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
via Washington Examiner:
“Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The closed-door meeting of the 15-member council likely would be held Wednesday, according to reports.
Haley sarcastically thanked North Korea in a tweet on Tuesday for filling up her Fourth of July with meetings.
Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017
North Korea has conducted almost a dozen missile tests in 2017. The latest threatened to set off a crisis as the regime seeks to develop a long-range nuclear weapon capable of reaching the U.S.
On Monday night after the test, Trump took to Twitter to ask if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had anything “better to do with his life.”
“North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!” Trump wrote.
On Tuesday, Russia and China reached a joint agreement in Moscow challenging Trump over the missile launch. North Korea should cease its missile program and the U.S. should remove its missile shield and halt large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, the two nations said following joint talks.”
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