Responding to another question, Trump said military option is not his first choice but he has all options open.
The United States and South Korea have asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea after its nuclear test on Sunday that Pyongyang said was a advanced hydrogen bomb.
However, there are no reports of Kim receiving a message of greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping, a possible indication of fraying ties between the two neighbors.
A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for banning textile exports and ending payments made to North Korean labourers sent overseas, further depriving the regime of revenue to pursue its military programs.
“I believe that President Xi agrees with me 100 per cent”.
US President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing the UN Security Council to ban oil sales to North Korea. It lasted for a long time.
The North conducted its sixth nuclear test a week ago – saying it was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted into a missile – sparking global condemnation and calls for further measures to force an end to the perilous stand-off.
He also spoke over phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South Korea President Moon Jae-In.
The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in response to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
In response to the sixth nuclear test on September 3, the United States and its allies are trying to have the U.N. Security Council endorse a new resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea.
After years of incrementally tougher sanctions against North Korea, the United Nations is now weighing additional steps.
North Korea claimed a successful test of an H-bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Russia, which has veto power on the Security Council, has said it opposes cutting off its oil shipments, which amount to less than 40,000 tonnes a year.
Of course, that threat seems to be aimed at China, North Korea’s main trading partner, and the hermit nation’s only real ally.
The US still has thousands of nuclear missiles despite its agreement with Russian Federation for a program of mutual demobilization of these weapons.
The U.S. -drafted resolution, circulated to council members Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press, would also prohibit North Korea from exporting textiles and ban all countries from hiring and paying workers from the northeast Asian nation – two key sources of foreign currency. We should be building our missile defense and that of South Korea and Japan.
Sir Michael, speaking on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, said: “What we have to avoid at all costs is this spilling over in to any kind of military conflict”.
On Thursday, Mr Trump said it wasn’t inevitable that the U.S. would end up in a war with North Korea, but that military action remained an option.
Mr Trump is to speak on Wednesday with China’s president. “So rising tension of the kind we’ve seen in the Korean Peninsula for the last six months is deeply concerning from that respect”, Morell warned.
Sir Michael said: “The United States is fully entitled to defend its own territory, to defend its bases and look after its people”, said the Defence Secretary.
North Korea earlier said that it marked an important occasion in attaining the final goal of completing its nuclear force.