Ahead of Trump's meeting with China's President Xi Jinping this month, North Korea's missile launch on Tuesday was a warning signal to the West, especially if the global community speeds up sanctions over its latest round of weapons tests.
The missile launch has been confirmed by the U.S Military and South Korea’s military saidN.Korea fired the missile from the Sinpo region on its east coast 60km into the sea off the Korean Peninsula .
"US Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security," U.S Military officials said.
"The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America."
Speaking on Tuesday, Trump called North Korea & Kim Jong-Un a "humanity problem."
A White House official later added "all options are on the table for the US.'' ''His clock has run out''
Meanwhile, North Korea has continued to maintain their rhetoric of continual missile launches and a possible war.
A North Korean ministry spokesman told the official KCNA news agency.
"Now that the US fails to face up to the trend of times but incites confrontation to strangle the DPRK (North Korea), the DPRK is left with no option but to take necessary counteraction against it.
"The world will soon witness what eventful steps the DPRK will take to frustrate the hideous and reckless sanctions racket,"