“MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER”
by Sharon Rondeau
Reading from notes reflecting North Korea’s two-decade-long nuclear development efforts, Haley indicated that economic sanctions carried out after a series of U.N. resolutions over that time are inadequate.
Haley celebrated the “unusual” unity among the Council’s members in agreeing to the sanctions, which included a 15-0 vote taken early last month to impose further punishment following North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Despite the many U.N. resolutions sanctioning North Korea economically, Haley said that the pariah nation is now, despite sanctions, “more dangerous than ever.”
In recent weeks, Jong-Un has threatened to attack the U.S. territory of Guam and launched a missile which flew over Japan without response from that nation.
Haley, 45, served as governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump for the post of U.N. ambassador. She is a former businesswoman and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
On Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test.