"The global community has a role to play on this", Haley urged.
There have been sporadic meetings between diplomats over individual issues like USA detainees, but those died out after the regime's sixth nuclear test in September.
Haley is known for not mincing words and took yet another bold stance against the global governing body Tuesday, with specific references to the recent protests in Iran. "But if it does, we must bring even more measures to bear on the North Korean regime", Nikki Haley said at the UN's NY headquarters. After listing numerous protesters' messages, including one telling the nation's supreme leader to "feel some shame", Haley emphasized those were the words of Iran's "brave people".
Haley declared that the protest are in "virtually in every city in Iran" and that they are calling for the "freedoms that are enshrined in the United Nations charter". At least 21 people have died as a result of the protests.
North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States, South Korea and Japan, tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile in November, which it said was capable of delivering a warhead to anywhere in the United States.
"The civilized world must remain united and vigilant against the rogue state's development of a nuclear arsenal".
Thousands of Iranians hit the streets beginning Thursday in the northeastern cities of Mashhad and Kashmar to protest rising commodity prices and perceived government mismanagement, according to local media reports.
At the United Nations on Tuesday, she also praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.
"What prevents the enemies and their hostile actions is the spirit of courage, self-sacrifice and faith among the people". "We want to help amplify the voices of the Iranian people".