Despite the U.N. Security Council’s toughest sanctions, North Korea continues to test its missiles. The latest missile flew over Japan and was quickly condemned by the United Nations, however, leader Kim Jong Un continues to call for more weapons testing near the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Security Council, Nikki Haley, said “something serious has to happen” while Koro Bessho, Japanese Ambassador to the U.N., said Japan is strategizing ways to put more pressure on North Korea. Other leaders called for tougher sanctions.
Russia has warned the United States that new sanctions could be “dangerous.”
In response to North Korea’s latest threat, the U.S., South Korea, and Japan carried out a united display of force using warplanes to demonstrate their military capabilities.
The planes included in the exercise were two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers and four U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets which joined forces with four South Korean jets and two Japanese warplanes.
On this episode of Think Tank the panel discussed North Korea’s latest missile test and whether their ally, China, would uphold its stance against the North Korean regime.