N. Korea crisis: U.S. says Kim Jong-un “begging for war”

Sep 05, 2017, 5:11 AM EDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday supervised the test of a hydrogen bomb.
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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called on the world body to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea, adding that America’s “patience is running out” as the hostile Asian state continues to expand its nuclear and missile arsenal.

At an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council in New York, the U.S. accused N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un of “begging for war,” while China and Russia urged peaceful dialogue to diffuse the crisis, notes Al Jazeera.

The U.S. is on course to table a new U.N. resolution designed to squeeze support for Pyongyang even as Russian President Vladimir Putin dubbed sanctions “useless, ineffective and exhausted,” writes the BBC.