The US has stated that it won’t call for an emergency UN Security Council meeting over North Korean missile testing, as there is ‘no value’ to the meeting.

US ambassador Nikki Haley has stated that a meeting with the UN Security Council would only succeed in telling North Korea that the UN is reluctant to seriously challenge it.

Ambassador Haley said in a statement that there would be no point in a meeting as it would “produce nothing of consequence”. As well as this, she said that North Korea is subject to many UN resolutions already that they “violate with impunity”, and subjecting it to another resolution would be “worse than nothing”.

The ambassador closed the statement by saying “the time for talk is over”.

This comes amid North Korean ICBM/Intercontinental Ballistic Missile testing, and Pyongyang has claimed that the missiles are now within range of the US mainland.

So far, the US response to the tests has been shows of strength, by executing joint military tests and flying B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula. These bombers were joined by Japanese F-2 fighter jets, along with South Korean fighters.

POTUS Donald Trump has slammed China for their lack of action towards North Korea, by tweeting: “I am very disappointed in China… they do NOTHING for us with North Korea… China could easily solve this problem!”

This prompted a Chinese response, and they held an Army Day parade just hours after Trump’s tweets, with Chinese state media portraying 12,000 soldiers, tanks, combat helicopters and nuclear weapons. China’s defence ministry however, stated “military parade planned, not related to surrounding situation”.

China’s President and Military Chief Xi Jinping, has been lauded, saying that China could “defeat all invading enemies”.

Xi Jinping continued, saying that “the world is not peaceful and peace needs to be safeguarded. Today, more than any time in history, we are closer to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and need to build a strong army.”

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I would have thought the only solution is a political one. Any action against NK could result in Seoul getting hammered by artillery – unless the US can take out the hundreds of these sites quickly then many thousands of South Korean’s may die.

I hope this announcement is a tactic to put pressure on China to do more.

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There is no “solution”. NK will never give up their nukes and ballistic missiles, why should they? Having them means they win….. not having them means they don’t. The “Seoul will be destroyed” meme is not credible anyway. – The vast majority of NK’s artillery can’t reach Seoul (the most common piece they have resembles the old German Nerbelwerfer). – Of the couple hundred pieces that can reach Seoul, they have to deploy so close to the border so as to be easily noticeable. – Of the couple hundred pieces that can reach Seoul, they are almost all of a… Read more »

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A meeting at the UN is as much use as a meeting with your mates down at the ‘Duck and Pond’.

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The problems are these… 1. China is competing with the world on trade and resources. Therefore China doesn’t like the US. 2. US forces are in S.Korea. If long term the N.Korean economy collapses and they reunite with the south then US forces will go north to the Chinese border. Therefore China will not allow N.Korea to collapse. They will only do enough to avoid too much anger from the rest of the world that might affect that world trade. 3. China is putting out trade deals all over the world to keep point 1 above (new silk rail road… Read more »

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There is no easy solution to N Korea. Invading might make them use the nukes they already have, if not on the US then on S Korea and Japan. And that’s not even the biggest issue, the biggest issue is China supporting N Korea. If they did it would turn what would be a short one sided war in to the Korean war all over again and nobody wins. There is no diplomatic solution either. The US, China, S Korea and N Korea have nothing to gain and everything to lose by accepting their respective rivals demand. The stalemate has… Read more »