North Korea 'preparing for missile strike' - U.S. ambassador warns United Nations


In addition to her comments on Iran, Haley doubled down on President Donald Trump's decision to withhold more than $250 million in aid from Pakistan until its government does more to fight jihadists in the region.

Haley declared that the protest are in "virtually in every city in Iran" and that they are calling for the "freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter". Instead, tensions on the peninsula spiked as North Korea went on to carry out its sixth ever nuclear test in September alongside numerous ballistic missile launches amid threats against the U.S. "This is the precise picture of a long oppressed peoples rising up against their dictators".

"Nor can Moon abandon the US-led worldwide pressure campaign against North Korea's nuclear and missile development", Snyder said.

He held back judgment on Pyongyang's offer to talk, saying: "Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not we will see!" The worldwide community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. We're going to make sure that they come to the table.

Responding to a reporter's question on whether the USA will continue to provide funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to millions of Palestinian refugees, in light of a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution condemning the recognition, Haley said Trump was prepared to cut aid to UNRWA if the Palestinians refuse to return to peace talks.

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Speaking with reporters Tuesday at UN headquarters, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stressed the US remains committed to reaching a peace deal and implied it would cut off aid if the Palestinians refused to engage in peace negotiations. "Those are the words of the courageous people of Iran".

Around 20 protesters have been murdered by the Iranian regime and over 450 have been arrested. She said the United States would be seeking emergency sessions of the UN Security Council and the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission in the coming days.

"We must not be silent".

Indeed, the Trump administration's response to the recent protests has been in stark contrast to the Obama administration's approach in 2009, when Iranians took to the streets to decry disputed election results.

The US envoy to the United Nations was referring to comments by South Korea's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon, who said Seoul was "reiterating our willingness to hold talks with the North at any time and place in any form". "We need to also organize an worldwide response".