US says time for talk on N. Korea ‘is over’ after second ICBM test

The Times of Israel reports: “The United States said Sunday the time for talk over North Korea was ‘over,’ spurning a UN response to Pyongyang’s latest ICBM launch in favor of bomber flights and missile defense system tests.

Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said there was ‘no point’ in holding a fruitless emergency Security Council session, warning that a weak additional council resolution would be ‘worse than nothing’ in light of the North’s repeated violations.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un boasted of his country’s ability to strike any target in the US after an intercontinental ballistic missile test Friday that weapons experts said could even bring New York into range — in a major challenge to US President Donald Trump.

US strategic bombers on Saturday flew over the Korean peninsula in a direct response to the launch, and on Sunday American forces successfully tested a missile interception system the US hopes will be installed on the Korean peninsula…”

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