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Nikki Haley to the UN Security Council on North Korea's nuclear program: 'Enough is enough'

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 15:25:53-04

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addressed the United Nations Security Council on North Korea's nuclear program on Monday.

She spoke about North Korea's nuclear program, calling it "more dangerous than ever." She cited that the country has fired missiles over Japanese airspace, has intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capabilities and claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb. Just Monday morning, the regime prepared another ICBM launch, according to reports.

"To the members of the Security Council, I must say: enough is enough," Haley said. "Being a nuclear power is not about using those terrible weapons to threaten others. Nuclear powers understand their responsibilities. Kim Jong un shows no such understanding."

Haley called Kim Jong Un's actions involving missiles abusive and said they show he is "begging for war."

She goes on to say war is never something the United States wants, but feels it is time take action.

"Our country's patience is not unlimited," Haley said. "We will defend our allies and our territory. The idea that some have suggested a so-called 'freeze for freeze' is insulting. When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. No one would do that. We certainly won't."