Nikki Haley says ‘China is aware they must act’ on North Korea

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The US ambassador to the United Nations said North Korea’s mounting military provocations punctuated by the recent test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile will require an international “solution.”

“Done talking about NKorea. China is aware they must act. Japan & SKorea must inc pressure. Not only a US problem. It will req an intl solution,” Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Her comments come a day after President Trump tweeted his frustrations with the Chinese, who he had hoped would exert their economic influence on the North Korea regime of President Kim Jong Un to rein in its weapons programs.

“I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

“They do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem,” the president added.

The Hermit Kingdom launched a second ICBM on Friday that experts said has the range to reach most of the US. It’s the second test-firing of a long-range rocket this month.

Haley, speaking at the UN after the July 4 launch, called Kim’s action a “clear and sharp military escalation.”

“The US is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies,” she said. “One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.”

A s retaliation for North Korea’s continuing military provocations, the US sent two B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula and conducted a test of an anti-missile system in Alaska this weekend.