Haley: Diplomacy efforts with North Korea 'pretty much exhausted'

On Friday, Haley told reporters at the White House that North Korea has been "strangled" by sanctions and said military options remain squarely on the table if sanctions are not effective.

"We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first", Haley said.

"When the president had spoken in his speech about totally destroying North Korea if forced to defend ourselves or allies, what exactly did he mean?"

"That deal is an embarrassment to the USA and I don't think you've heard the last of it, believe me", he said. "What it is is a clear signal that he's not happy with the deal and that the United States is not safer because of it", she said on "CBS This Morning".

World leaders converging on NY will grapple with confronting North Korea's unrelenting threats and displays of military ability. We don't want loss of life. "North Korea", Mr McMaster said.

He posted on Twitter: "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. So I will tell you that, look, this is a way of like, you know, getting people to talk about him but every other worldwide community now is referring to him as 'Rocket Man'". Long gas lines forming in North Korea.

"But at the same time, we're not going to run scared".

Military options available to Trump range from a sea blockade aimed at enforcing sanctions to cruise missile strikes on nuclear and missile facilities to a broader campaign aimed at overthrowing leader Kim Jong Un. New U.N. sanctions cut oil exports to North Korea.

Tillerson said on CBS that China, the principal supplier of oil to North Korea, can help exert pressure on Pyongyang by cutting off supplies, and that Russian Federation can stop using 30,000 guest workers from the isolated nation who send their wages home, propping up the economy.

Haley made the remarks during a press conference in New York City, in which she was asked about the deal and President Trump's aggressive language on it. Trump used his address to the General Assembly to slam the Iran deal, calling it an "embarrassment".

The strongly worded barbs between the two countries continue as North Korea continues to build up its nuclear program.

"I don't think it's helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation", May said.

In light of North Korea's failure to live up to denuclearization pledges made to Japan, South Korea, the US, China and Russian Federation in 2003 and "its continuing missile launches and nuclear tests", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in a Sunday New York Times column, "more dialogue with North Korea would be a dead end".