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White House escalates warnings on North Korea

The White House on Sunday warned that time is running out to find a peaceful solution to the threat of North Korea's weapons program, escalating its rhetoric ahead of President Trump's Tuesday address to the United Nations General Assembly. "If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed," Nikki Haley, America's U.N. ambassador, said on CNN's State of the Union.

Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" on Twitter. Trump also claimed that "long gas lines" were forming in North Korea due to new U.N. sanctions on North Korea's oil imports.