Remarks Following the Adoption of a UN Security Council Statement Condemning North Korea’s Latest Ballistic Missile Launch

Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
August 29, 2017


Thank you, Mr. President. We called this meeting tonight knowing that we had to come away unified. I personally appreciate your commitment and willingness to move quickly.

And, once again, all 15 members of the Security Council have spoken in unison. All of us: The United States, Japan, China, Russia, Europeans, Africans, South Americans. We are all together.

And what are we saying? We are all denouncing North Korea’s outrageous act against another UN Member State, Japan. We are all demanding North Korea stop any further missile launches. We are all demanding North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.

North Korea has violated every single Security Council resolution, and violated international law. We are all calling on every nation to strictly, fully, and immediately implement all Security Council sanctions on North Korea.

The world is united against North Korea. There is no doubt about that. It is time for the North Korean regime to recognize the danger they are putting themselves in. The United States will not allow their lawlessness to continue. And the rest of the world is with us.