Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against N. Korea

North Korean youth during a dance party in Pyongyang celebrating the 69th anniversary of North Korea's national day

During the 25-minute call, Trump and Moon condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, pledging to work with the global community to implement the latest UN Security Council resolution.

But despite pressure from the US and its Asian allies, Kim doesn't appeared to be backing down.

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 United States mainland. "There's no military solution here, they got us".

North Korea will be high on the agenda during the U.N. General Assembly session in NY this coming week. They plan to meet this week at the U.N. General Assembly.

The UNSC referred to the latest launch as a "manifest violation" of Security Council resolutions that comes less than two weeks after the DPRK conducted a test of a nuclear device on 3 September and only three days after the Security Council unanimously adopted fresh sanctions against the country.

US options range from everything to accepting North Korea as a nuclear power to using military force in a bid to destroy its arsenal and even oust leader Kim Jong Un.

At the White House, McMaster called on nations to aggressively enforce recent U.N. sanctions to increase economic pressure.

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"After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming", Trump said inside an airplane hangar, surrounded by U.S. airmen and with a looming stealth bomber positioned behind him.

"For those who have said and have been commenting about the lack of a military option, there is a military option", he insisted.

Experts have long questioned if the USA could indeed attack North Korea, given its ability to cause massive casualties south of the border.

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea´s "highly provocative" missile launch and demanded Pyongyang immediately halt such actions - but did not threaten further sanctions. North Korea also has the world's largest standing army.

Mattis told reporters on his way to Mexico that as a result of the North Korean missile test, tens of millions of Japanese people were seen going into duck and cover, which was the second time that they've had to do that since World War II.

Trump said America and its allies will never be intimidated. And right now, I don't have any more forensics on it. "Hopefully there will be coordination with allies on their policy lines before he adds anything to the speech about North Korea".

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