US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programs it says it needs to counter US aggression. But he has said that North Korea must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible.

He also criticized China for throwing up obstacles to the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where Beijing has constructed island bases in the disputed waters, saying "we should fly, be able to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows". The United States said on Tuesday it believed it could persuade China to impose new U.N. sanctions on North Korea and warned that Washington would also target and "call out" countries supporting Pyongyang.

Haley said a plan is still in the works between the US, Japan, South Korea and China - North Korea's only major ostensible ally - to halt North Korea's progress on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. "Is it possible or not?"

Harris is visiting Tokyo to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who he met Tuesday. They're intimidating the entire worldwide community.

North Korea on Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile, which "accurately hit" the targeted open waters 787 km away after flying to a maximum altitude of 2,111.5 km.

The U.S. ambassador said Russian Federation has the same decision to make as the rest of the global community: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose. You have to pick a side".

"Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic technology in the hands of a volatile leader like Kim Jong Un is a recipe for a disaster", Harris said.

"We're not trying to do any of those things", she said.

Haley said the Security Council is going to send a strong and unified message to North Korea that "the worldwide community wants to support you but as long as you test, and as long as you continue your nuclear program, you are on an island by yourself".

This story has been corrected to show that when Haley was answering Putin she was referring to comments about the United States, not the United Nations.

"We are willing to talk but not until a total stop of the nuclear process and of any tests there", Haley said.

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