The US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Sunday threatened a "massive military response" to any attack on the United States or its allies after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, Reuters reported.
Mattis, who did not take questions from reporters, said he had attended a "small group" of national security meeting with Trump and others.
'We made clear that we have the ability to defend ourselves and our allies, South Korea and Japan, from any attacks, and our commitments among the allies are ironclad, ' he said.
Mr Trump has signalled repeatedly that he is ready to use force to stop North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons that could reach the continental US. "It is of course right to say that all options are on the table, but we really don't see an easy military solution", he said.
Kim Jong-Un was reportedly all hands on deck, watching the hydrogen bomb get loaded on top of the missile.
"It also underlines yet again the urgent need for the global community to act on putting in place a legally binding ban on nuclear testing once and for all".
He later floated the idea that the United States could halt all trade with nations that did not sever economic links with North Korea.
A foreign ministry spokesman said later that it had launched "stern representations with the person in charge of the North Korean embassy in China".
Moon called for "all diplomatic measures including UNSC sanctions resolutions to completely isolate North Korea", presidential security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said after an emergency National Security Council meeting.
Sunday's test was the sixth to be carried out by North Korea and the country's state-controlled media said it was a thermonuclear device. NORSAR, a Norwegian geoscience research foundation, put the yield of the explosion at 120 kilotons TNT, which is far more powerful than any of North Korea's five previous nuclear tests. The Kim regime asserted that it had the capability to fix the weapon onto an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Kim Jong Un has accelerated the country's nuclear programme far beyond anything his father oversaw - there have been three nuclear tests and four missile tests in the last two years alone.
Asked about Mr Trump's threat, delivered via Twitter, to end trade with any country dealing with North Korea, the spokesman said "it wasn't fair" for China tohave "our interests sanctioned and jeopardised" when China worked so hard to peacefully resolve the North Korean crisis.
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The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while the F-35Bs came from a USA base in Iwakuni, Japan. These exercises indicated a willingness to work together in the face of a North Korean threat.
The United Nations Security Council made a decision to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the worldwide response. Moscow would need to react to the expansion of a United States anti-missile defence system in South Korea , Ryabkov added.
Lavrov said Moscow would react to the decision once it has finished analyzing the USA order, the Associated Press reported . A State Department official said they would have "sufficient time" to pack their things and move out.
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