United States flies bombers over Korean peninsula

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea", Trump told the 193-member world body.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday told the UN General Assembly in NY that if war were to break out between the two countries over Pyongyang's nuclear program, "We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea".

When asked by reporters on Thursday whether Trump was seeking to increase sanctions on the North Korea he said, "we will put more sanctions on North Korea".

The Friday missile test by North Korea, it's 14th this year and second to travel over Japan, came four days after the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program.

"Now is not the time for dialogue".

"None of us are oblivious to the tensions that are taking place", said Lt Col Robert Kimmel, Commander of 8th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armoured Brigade Combat Team. "What's crucial now is to put sanctions into effect without lapses and that requires close cooperation with China and Russian Federation".

"The bottom line is: The missiles, were they to be a threat - whether it be to USA territory, Guam, [or] obviously Japan's territory - that would elicit a different response from us", he said. "Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now".

Beijing's foreign ministry said Wednesday Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian perceptions in the worldwide community of China not doing enough to solve the North Korea nuclear crisis are "wrong", South Korean news service News 1 reported.

The announcement from Spain comes hours after Kuwait made a decision to expel North Korea's ambassador to the country and other diplomatic officials in a move to limit ties with the country. Since Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test earlier on September 3, however, Moon has said the time is not right for dialogue.

- More sanctions will speed up North Korea's nuclear programme.

"The US is strangling and suffocating a country and breaking its will", the statement said.

"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime", Trump said, mocking the North Korean leader even as he sketched out potentially cataclysmic consequences. Trump added that the executive order will better enable the U.S. Treasury to target individuals and firms that trade goods, services and technology with North Korea.

United States defence chief General James Mattis boasted this week the only reason the allies have not shot down Kim's missiles yet is because they posed "not threat".

"To prepare for an emergency, we would like to make every effort possible to protect the people's safety". "Any allies can't be on the exact same page on every matter but it's concerning that we are giving the impression that the two countries have different voices", one diplomat said.