NORTH KOREA: US URGES ALL NATIONS TO CUT TIES

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The US has urged all nations to cut diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea after the country’s latest ballistic missile test. Speaking at the UN Security Council, US envoy Nikki Haley said President Trump had asked his Chinese counterpart to cut off oil supplies to Pyongyang.

She said the US did not seek conflict but that North Korea’s regime would be “utterly destroyed” if war broke out. The warning came after Pyongyang tested its first missile in two months.

North Korea said the missile fired on Wednesday, which it said reached an altitude of about 4,475km (2,780 miles) – more than 10 times the height of the International Space Station – carried a warhead capable of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.