Options running out on dealing with North Korea

Options running out on dealing with North Korea

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Over the weekend North Korea announced a milestone in its nuclear program, testing a hydrogen bomb.

A host of countries are already denouncing the test however U.S. Ambassador Tibor Nagy said time may be running out for action against the rogue nation.

"This is the last year that I think our military experts think the United States could solely exercise a military option successfully," said Nagy. 

Even if the U.S. were to take action on North Korea, he said it would take a lot of cooperation from other nations to be effective.

"If the United States were going to launch a premeditated attack, take out North Korean capabilities, we could do it ourselves but we would have to do it with the wink, wink acquiescence of the Russians and the Chinese."

At the moment that does not look possible. 

At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council the Chinese ambassador vowed that  no war will ever be allowed on its doorstep. 

"The situation on the peninsula is deteriorating constantly as we speak, falling into a vicious circle," said LIU Jieyi. "The peninsula issue must be resolved peacefully. China will never allow chaos and war on the peninsula."

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N, hinted that war may be inevitable if the U.N. does not get serious on its actions against North Korea.

"The time for half measures in the Security Council is over," Ambassador Haley said. "The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it's too late."

Ambassador Nagy said the time for a diplomatic end may have passed though.

"The problem is, to have diplomacy you have to have two sides and you kind of have to have a Venn diagram where there's an overlap of interest and from my point of view, the North Koreans, they don't really want to negotiate for an outcome other than having nuclear capable missiles to reach the United States," said Nagy.

In his eyes Kim Jung-Un has plenty of history to go off of to back up his desire for a nuclear arsenal.

"He saw what happened to Col. Gaddafi in Libya when he gave up his nuclear weapons, he saw what happened to the Ukraine, the fourth largest nuclear armed state in the world. They gave up their weapons and recently the Russians have trumped all over them. So, you know, his examples tell him that the last thing he's going to do is give up his nuclear missiles. So what's there to negotiate from his point of view? The only thing he can negotiate for is more time."

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