US ambassador to the UN says US will push for new sanctions after missile test and could use military if diplomacy failed

The US has said it could use its “considerable military forces” against North Korea as it made a push for new sanctions following Pyongyang’s successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this week.

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, told a security council meeting the US would submit a draft resolution within days “that raises the international response in a way that is proportionate to North Korea’s escalation” but warned Washington had options if diplomacy failed.

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