United States Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. will not seek a emergency session of the U.N. Security Council after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile last week.
"There is no point in having an emergency session if it produces nothing of consequence," Haley said a statement Sunday afternoon.
"An additional Security Council resolution that does not significantly increase the international pressure on North Korea is of no value. In fact, it is worse than nothing, but it sends the message to the North Korean dictator that the international community is unwilling to seriously challenge him."
"The time for talk is over," the former South Carolina governor said.
U.N. diplomats told CBS News earlier this week the U.S. was hoping to set up an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Monday in response to North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile — the second in July.
The missile launched on Friday landed in the Sea of Japan after traveling 1,000 kilometers. Analysts say that missile could put Los Angeles, Chicago, and possibly New York within range of a North Korean strike.
After the first successful ICBM test — July 4 — the Security Council failed to agree upon a statement condemning the test. Haley then called for the U.S. to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang.
According to China's Ambassador to the U.N. Liu Jieyu, the U.S. and China are working on a new resolution against North Korea. China and North Korea are longtime allies, but Liu said they want to "get back to talks and de-escalate tension."