US not ruling out force against North Korea

The US ambassador to the United Nations says America’s prepared to use force to stop North Korea becoming a nuclear-armed state.

She told an emergency Security Council meeting that recent missile tests are “closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution”.

Nikki Haley’s been trying to get China to use its influence to bring Pyongyang into line.

However the Chinese ambassador to the U-N Liu Jieyi is keen to avoid conflict.