Monday, 17 December, 2018

America's United Nations ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks

US urges Iran to unblock social media calls emergency UN session North Korea 'preparing for missile strike' – US ambassador warns United Nations
Andrew Cummings | 03 January, 2018, 01:12

NORTH Korea is ready to carry out another missile test the USA has warned amid ongoing tensions between the two nations.

"We want to help amplify the voices of the Iranian people", Haley said before repeating some of the slogans voiced by protesters. "Those are the words of the fearless people of Iran".

"I think the response so far from the USA has been a good response", Michael Singh, a former Bush administration official who is now a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday, assessing the Trump administration's approach.

Still, a senior administration official said United States officials are taking inventory of ways they can be supportive of the demonstrations and come up with "creative" ideas.

There have been sporadic meetings between diplomats over individual issues like United States detainees, but those died out after the regime's sixth nuclear test in September.

"Now the Iranian dictatorship is trying to do what it always does, which is to say that the protests were designed by Iran's enemies".

"We think we need to have them stop nuclear weapons and they need to stop it now", she said, warning: "We will never accept a nuclear North Korea". "The demonstrations are completely spontaneous", Haley said.

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Haley warned that "more outrageous abuses" can be expected in the following days, given what she called the precedent set by the Iranian government.

She said: "This is the precise picture of a long opressed people rising up against their dictators".

On New Year's Day Donald Trump tweeted: "Iran is failing at every level despite the awful deal made with them by the Obama Administration".

Chun Yung-woo, a former South Korean national security adviser, said Seoul should have taken more time before reacting to Kim's comments. 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.

"The people of Iran are crying out for freedom", Haley said at a news conference. "I don't think we should be silent". "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause".

Haley also said the United Nations must speak out in support of protesters in Iran where 21 people have died and at least 450 have reportedly been arrested during violent protests against the country's leadership.

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