US Ambassador to the UN says North Korean launch attests to Kim Jong-un's ‘paranoia’

Following this morning's test launch by the North Korean regime, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the act was the result of Kim Jong-un's "state of paranoia" and a response to South Korea's election last week.
Haley says latest missile launch test is result of "paranoia" Photo Credit: EPA, Reuters/Channel 2 News

The tensions between North Korea and the West continue to escalate after this morning’s missile test. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley responded harshly today (Sunday) to North Korea’s latest launch, saying that Kim Jong-un is in a “state of paranoia.”

Haley added that the test was likely intended to send a message to South Korea following its recent election and that the US will “continue to tighten the screws” on North Korea. "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it," Haley told ABC News.

As previously reported by JOL, North Korea tested another ballistic missile this morning (Sunday). According to the US Army, the missile test was successful. The missile flew about 700 km (435 miles) for 30 minutes at an unusual altitude of 2,000 km (1,240 miles) before landing in Japanese waters.



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