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North Korea's Kim Jong-un accused of 'begging for war'
14:00, 05 September 2017, 520
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AKIPRESS.COM - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war" with his latest and most powerful nuclear bomb test, the US envoy to the United Nations has said.

Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York that the US did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited", BBC reported.

The US will table a new UN resolution shortly to toughen sanctions.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called sanctions "useless, ineffective and exhausted".

China, the North's main ally, has called for a return to negotiations and Switzerland has offered to mediate.

Meanwhile South Korea's navy carried out live-fire naval drills on Tuesday, warning that if the North provoked them "we will immediately hit back and bury them at sea", reported Yonhap news agency.

It comes a day after the South's military simulated a missile attack on the North's nuclear test site.


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