Following North Korea Test of H-Bomb, USA Threatens New Sanctions

North Korea Mocks Trump Warning Prepares Plan To Fire Missiles Toward GuamU.S. envoy Nikki Haley says North Korean leader ‘begging for war’ as U.N. mulls sanctions.

The United States on Monday said countries trading with North Korea were aiding its โ€œdangerous nuclear intentionsโ€ as the United Nations Security Council mulled tough new sanctions and the isolated regime showed signs of planning more missile tests.

South Korea said it was talking to Washington about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula following the Northโ€™s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a telephone call to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Koreaโ€™s missiles, South Koreaโ€™s presidential office said, enabling it to strike North Korea with greater force in the event of a military conflict.

At a Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said North Koreaโ€™s Kim Jong Un was โ€œbegging for warโ€ and urged the 15-member group to impose the โ€œstrongest possibleโ€ sanctions to deter him.

โ€œWar is never something the United States wants. We donโ€™t want it now. But our countryโ€™s patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory,โ€ Haley said.

โ€œThe United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions,โ€ she said.

Haley said the United States will circulate a new Security Council resolution on North Korea this week and wants a vote on it next Monday.

China, a top trading partner with North Korea, and Russia called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

โ€œChina will never allow chaos and war on the (Korean) Peninsula,โ€ said Liu Jieyi, the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, urging North Korea to stop taking actions that were โ€œwrongโ€ and not in its own interests.