US envoy Haley: N. Korea missile launch due to 'state of paranoia'

May 14, 2017 17:03

WASHINGTON - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch stemmed from its leader Kim Jong Un's "state of paranoia" following South Korea's recent election.

The United States will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea with international pressure and possible new sanctions, Haley said on ABC's "This Week."

The launch was "getting close to home" for Russia, Haley said, adding that it was not a way for Kim Jong Un to earn a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

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