US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has defended US President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea.
The US envoy appeared on CNN Sunday, asserting that the president’s “fire and fury” comment about North Korea’s nuclear program last month is serious.
Haley clearly stated that if diplomacy with Pyongyang fails then US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be the one to follow Trump’s agenda.
“We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first,” Haley said. “If that doesn’t work, General Mattis will take care of it.”