The US under Donald Trump's administration has been mounting increased efforts to resolve the situation through trade sanctions with China's help, but Mr Trump was adamant to send an "armada" of US warships to the region.
"I call it the peaceful pressure campaign ..."
The administration's retaliatory plans are at odds with Russian Federation and China - and it needs both countries on its side to have any effect on Pyongyang.
But US military actions in the South China Sea are antagonizing Beijing.
After North Korea's groundbreaking test of a missile purpose-built to hold USA cities at risk of nuclear attack, President Donald Trump now has to face a brand new question in the decades-long standoff between the West and North Korea: What now?
North Korea has hailed the ICBM test as marking the completion of is strategic weapons capability that it says includes atomic and hydrogen bombs. Diplomats said on Friday that negotiations on the statement had stalled.
The leaders called on the global community to "swiftly and fully implement all UNSC resolutions and to take measures to reduce economic relations with the DPRK", said the statement said.
"We're going to continue those discussions and ask them to do more".
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The bombs were dropped on targets at a firing range about 80 kilometers south of the land border with North Korea.
President Trump said all nations must publicly demonstrate that there are consequences for North Korea's 'very very bad behaviour'. Trump has warned Beijing it could face United States economic and trade pressure unless it does more to rein in North Korea.
The secretary stressed that the effort against North Korea is purely diplomatically led.
"China has taken significant action and then I think for a lot of different reasons, they've paused and didn't take additional action", he said. "We will use them, if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction".
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USA officials have said the United States might seek unilaterally to sanction more Chinese companies that do business with North Korea, especially banks, echoing a tactic it used to pressure Iran to curb its nuclear programme. "We can hold senior regime officials accountable", Haley said.
"We're not interested in talking about how do we have you stop where you are today".
More than 60,000 South Koreans, with an average age of 81, are still waiting to meet relatives on the other side. But, he added, sanctions "should not harm the livelihood and normal humanitarian need of the DPRK", using the initials of North Korea's official name.
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