US tells North Korea: We don’t want a fight, don’t start one

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has a message for North Korea: “We’re not trying to pick a fight so don’t try and give us one.”

She told reporters Wednesday: “The ball is in their court. They shouldn’t try and play at this point.”

Haley the U.N. Security Council’s current president. She said members are working on a statement responding to the latest North Korean missile launch that failed.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters the United Nations fully backs efforts of all states trying to ensure “that North Korea doesn’t acquire the capacities that would become a threat, not only for the region but in a wider area of the world.”

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a Security Council meeting on North Korea’s nuclear program April 28.

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