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Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says that Trump’s threats are “common sense”

Nikki Haley: It Was ‘Common Sense’ for Trump to Threaten to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea, http://ijr.com/2017/09/980207-nikki-haley-common-sense-trump-threaten-totally-destroy-north-korea/  BY WILLIAM STEAKIN U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday defended President Donald Trump’s controversial threat to “totally destroy” North Korea, if needed.

“That’s just common sense,” Haley said, responding to a question on what Trump meant by the comment. “We don’t want war. That’s the last thing anyone wants. We don’t want loss of life.”

Trump turned heads during his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, calling Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” and saying if pushed to defend itself or our allies the U.S. “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

However, the ambassador echoed the president’s remarks during a press briefing Thursday, saying that if the rogue nation were to attack the U.S. or one of its allies, “The U.S. will respond. Period.”

Haley added the new sanctions announced earlier in the day against North Korea were the latest attempt at a diplomatic solution and push for them to come to the negotiating table: “Until then, that’s just the reality. If they were to strike the United States, of course, we would have to respond back.”

The president signed an executive order Thursday placing new sanctions on the Kim Jong Un-led nation. “A new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,” Trump said while announcing the order.

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September 23, 2017 - Posted by | politics international, USA

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