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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had tough words Wednesday for countries in the wake of North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

We should not be surprised if North Korea acts "barbaric," Haley said. The rogue country's recent demonstrations of its missile capabilities are a "sharp military escalation."

Haley referenced the death of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was imprisoned for over a year by North Korea and sent home with severe brain damage which killed him last month.

"To Americans the death of one innocent person can be as powerful as the death of millions because all men and women are created in God's image," Haley told the United Nations Security Council at the emergency session.


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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un has openly stated his intention to strike the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.

The United States is prepared to use its military capabilities to deescalate the threat, but we prefer to pressure through other means if possible, such as our "great capabilities in the area of trade," Haley said.

The former South Carolina governor said that if countries are trading with North Korea in spite of U.N. restrictions, they will lose their trading privileges with the U.S.

"Such countries would also like to continue their trade arrangements with the United States. That's not going to happen," she assured.

Watch her remarks above.


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