>> At a special session of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the US called on China to cut off all oil exports to North Korea in response to Pyongyang's recent missile test.>> Through sanctions, we have cut off 90% of North Korean trade and 30% of its oil.
But the crude oil remains. The major supplier of that oil is China.>> North Korea test fired its most advanced ballistic missile yet on Wednesday. Pyongyang said the new missile reached an altitude of about 2700 miles and traveled more than 5900 miles during its 53 minute flight. The missile landed in the sea near Japan.
Experts said the new Hwasong-15 rocket theoretically could hit the US mainland. North Koreans celebrated the launch.>>
> But at the Security Council, US envoy Nikki Haley demanded Beijing do more.
>> North Korea conducted a nuclear bomb test in September and has tested dozens of ballistic missiles in defiance of international sanctions. US President Donald Trump responded to news of the launch by promising to deal with the issue.>> A missile was launched a little while ago from North Korea.
I will only tell you that we will take care of it.>> The White House said Trump spoke to Chinese president Xi Jinping and urged Beijing to rein in its allied Pyongyang. A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry quickly condemned the launch.>>
China expresses grave concern and opposition to North Korea launch activity. China strongly urges the North Korean side to abide by the Security Council's relevant resolutions and cease taking actions that increase tensions on the peninsula.>>
She also said that the US did not seek war, but that war would be devastating for North Korea.>> And if war comes, make no mistake. The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed..>> China's envoy to the UN said Beijing favored a diplomatic process toward easing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Canada, on Wednesday, announced it will host an international meeting in January to discuss ways to resolve the crisis. North Korea will not be invited.