U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said President Trump’s “fire and Fury” comments last month about a possible response to North Korea’s nuclear program was not an empty threat.
Haley said Sunday, that Defense Secretary James Mattis has several options to destroy the nation and nearly 25 million people.
She added that if diplomatic options in North Korea fail, the U.S. military is prepared to “take care of it.”
“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.”
The Ambassador made clear that this would mean destruction for North Korea.
“If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed,” Haley said. “And we all know that, and none of us want that.”