America’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, did not mince words in an emergency security council meeting held on Monday, saying “the time for half measures” with North Korea had come to an end.

Over the weekend, Kim’s regime successfully tested what is believed to be a two-stage thermonuclear weapon, or hydrogen bomb.  This new design, which North Korea claims is already mountable on their long-range ballistic missiles, could potentially have ten times the destructive power of previous North Korean nukes – elevating them to the status of entire city killers, and opening up more options for a large-scale electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the mainland United States.

“Enough is enough,” Haley said. “We have taken an incremental approach, and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked.”

The United Nations, as well as the U.S., have levied sanction after sanction, as well as multiple resolutions intended to hinder Kim’s nuclear ambitions, and Sunday’s hydrogen bomb test clearly indicated, according to Haley, the failure of the current status quo.

“War is never something the Unites States wants — we don’t want it now,” Haley said. “But our country’s patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory.”

The United States is currently drafting yet another UN resolution that they intend to begin circulating in the security council immediately, to be voted upon sometime next week.  Haley did not reveal any of the details that might be included in the resolution, but South Korea’s ambassador Cho Tae-yul chimed in to say that this latest bit of paperwork needs to be “truly biting.”

Now is the time to take measures that are strong and robust enough to compel North Korea to seriously engage in dialogue,” he said. “The new resolution must include not only additional measures to further block funds that could possibly flow into North Korea’s illegal nuclear program, but also truly biting and robust measures that Pyongyang finds very painful.”

This resolution will likely see strong support from a number of America’s allies, but could potentially be vetoed by Russia.