The United States on Wednesday said "all options are on the table" to deal with North Korea and dismissed China's suggestion of a "dual suspension" of U.S. and South Korea military drills and Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests.
"We are not dealing with a rational person," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the United Nations Security Council discussed North Korea's launch of four ballistic missiles on Monday.
"It is an unbelievable, irresponsible arrogance that we are seeing coming out of Kim Jong Un at this time," Haley said.
She said the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump was reevaluating how it would handle North Korea and that "all options were on the table," adding: "We are making those decisions now and we will act accordingly."
North Korea fired the missiles into the sea off Japan's coast in response to the annual U.S.-South Korea military drills, which Pyongyang sees as preparation for war. Pyongyang has fired dozens of missiles and conducted two of its five nuclear tests in the past year in defiance of U.N. resolutions.