America 'running out' of diplomatic options on North Korea

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the world body has "exhausted" its options on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

"None of us want war", she said, adding that if diplomacy fails on the nuclear issue, United States defense secretary Jim Mattis "will take care of it", Xinhua news agency reported. Trump has complained that the United States funds 22 percent of the U.N. budget and almost 30 percent of U.N. peacekeeping duties.

The United States urged the Myanmar government on Monday to end military operations in Rakhine state, grant humanitarian access, and commit to aiding the safe return of civilians to their homes, said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

In response, Moon said both countries should intensify efforts to lobby China and Russian Federation to carry out the sanctions that were adopted by the U.N. Security Council in response to North Korea's nuclear test on September 3. "And we all know that, and none of us want that".

North Korea will be high on the agenda during the U.N. General Assembly session in NY this coming week.

I mean, I think we saw a United Nations where the United States was giving over 25 percent of the funding and was being utterly disrespected and a United Nations that was bashing Israel every chance they get, a United Nations that talked a lot, but didn't have a lot of action.

And Trump tweets that he's asked Moon about "Rocket Man" - an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon).

"I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night".

On Friday, Haley told reporters at the White House that North Korea has been "strangled" by sanctions and said military options remain squarely on the table if sanctions are not effective. Long gas lines forming in North Korea.

Mattis said earlier this month, after Kim tested the hydrogen bomb, the United States will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming".

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