President Donald Trump in an interview to air Sunday said "I will not be happy" if North Korea conducts a sixth banned nuclear test, but wasn't specific as to whether a US response would include military action.
China has threatened North Korea with sanctions if the regime conducts a nuclear test, Tillerson told Fox News on Thursday. "I don't know. I mean, we'll see", he said when asked about the possibility of a military action in the wake of a nuclear test.
An increasingly tense situation with North Korea over its nuclear missile program appears to be escalating.
The South Korean military said the missile, fired from the Pukchang region, reached an altitude of 71 km (44 miles) before disintegrating.
Both countries support the UN Security Council's resolutions imposing sanctions on Pyongyang and will never back North Korea's missile and nuclear programs as they pose a direct threat to security and also provoke the United States to increase defensive capabilities that "in fact have offensive potential", he said.
Trump slammed Pyongyang's latest test early Saturday as "bad" on Twitter, saying that it "disrespected the wishes of China". Just one day before the country's latest launch, President Trump warned of the potential for conflict.
Trump refused comment on whether the United States had anything to do with the missile test failure. North Korea's regional neighbours South Korea, China and Japan are also on high alert. But perhaps they're just not very good missiles.
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A South Korean protester holds up a card during a rally to oppose a plan to deploy the advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017. He has used his negotiating skills very wisely, befriending and becoming very close to President Xi in China, working with China to put pressure on North Korea, working with our allies.
At a time of high tensions, conflicting signals from the Trump White House on whether their next move is military action, strict sanctions or diplomacy have put U.S. allies in the region on edge.
After decades of sanctions, military threats and rounds of diplomatic engagement, the U.S. is now getting seriously anxious as North Korea approaches the capability to hit the USA mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile.
Responding to the development, US President Donald Trump slammed North Korea for the provocative move. Still, coming at a time of renewed worldwide pressure on North Korea, the test was another sign of how totalitarian ruler Kim Jong Un is determined to make progress on his weapons programs regardless of what other countries may say.
That means, he said, working with partners in the region and globally on enforcing current United Nations sanctions and perhaps "ratcheting up those sanctions even further".
North Korea has long faced worldwide condemnation for its nuclear ambitions. But he understands we're not going to be very happy, " Trump said of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. He had sent the battleships in the region of North Korea. Duterte said the USA needed to be prudent and patient, instead of going to war with North Korea.
In the interview, Trump also credited Chinese premier Xi Jinping for assisting the U.S.in its efforts to control North Korea and its nuclear program. But he spelled out no further punitive steps his government might consider, despite Tillerson's assertions in an interview hours ahead of the council meeting that Beijing would impose sanctions of its own if North Korea conducts another nuclear test.