Haley: 'Plenty' of military options available for dealing with North Korea

Bannon says Christie was passed over for cabinet position because of lack of support during Billy Bush scandal

Bannon says Christie was passed over for cabinet position because of lack of support during Billy Bush scandal

"This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community".

North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over US ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance of its rivals and a big technological advance.

The launch prompted the Japanese government to send alerts to its citizens via text message and TV channels, urging people to take cover in a building or underground.

It's the second such launch in the past few weeks after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan in late August.

The Security Council scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting Friday afternoon in NY.

North Korea, according to McMaster, is "one of the world's most urgent and risky security problems".

The measures included new sanctions on oil and fuel sales to the country, though the package fell short of imposing a full oil embargo, as had been favoured by the US. While Haley didn't go into specifics, she did say that Trump knows how to act when dealing with each country.

At a White House press briefing on Friday, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said that, while it would not be the administration's preferred choice, there is a military option to deal with Pyongyang. "We've been kicking the can down the road and now we're out of road".

Those options are "not only effective but overwhelming", Trump added for his part, after reviewing a military base near Washington.

Haley said recent sanctions have "strangled" North Korea's "economic situation", calling the impact "dramatic". "They continue to be provocative". "... I have no trouble kicking it to [Defense Secretary] Gen. [Jim] Mattis, because I think he has plenty of options". It is likely to touch on North Korea and Iran in addition to the sovereignty theme.

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