May 16, 2017 / 8:03 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. ambassador to U.N. vows to 'call out' countries backing North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or those opposed to its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, vowing to “call out” states backing Pyongyang.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks while Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho (L) and South Korea's U.N. Ambassador Cho Tae-yul (R) look on during a press encounter ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council at the United Nations in New York, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following North Korea’s latest missile test at the weekend, Haley said she believed the United States and others would agree with North Korea’s neighbour and ally China on how to respond to the launch.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom

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