Trump, South Korean leader vow to increase pressure on North Korea

Donald Trump warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' options

North Korea options no better in 5 weeks since Trump threatened 'fire and fury'

The Blue House said Moon and Trump had strongly condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, and agreed that the two nations would work with the worldwide community to implement the latest UN Security Council's resolution 2375, Park said.

"Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option", Kim was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency, during a visit to oversee Friday's missile launch. It was the country's longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile.

He further stressed that the country should be prepared for a nuclear counter-attack, which the "U.S. can not cope with".

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who oversaw the latest missile test, has said the launch increased the "combat power of the nuclear force", according to the North's official KCNA news agency.

The worldwide community is scrambling to contain an increasingly belligerent North Korea, which in recent weeks has prompted global alarm by conducting its sixth and largest nuclear test and firing long-range missiles over Japan that it says could reach the U.S. mainland.

Nikki Haley says North Korea will be "destroyed" if it continues with what she describes as "reckless" behavior.

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Also on Friday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the "highly provocative" missile launch by North Korea. "They should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation", he said, while adding that China would never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.

Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea. And right now, I don't have any more forensics on it.

Global equities investors largely shrugged off the latest missile test by North Korea as shares on Wall Street set new highs on Friday.

How has North Korea responded in the five weeks since President Donald Trump threated Pyongyang with "fire and fury?"

Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said the United States needed to begin talks with North Korea, something that Washington has so far ruled out. United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous sanctions resolution, represent the floor, not the ceiling, of the actions we should take.

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