Washington, April 17: The United States on Sunday while referring North Korea said, "this problem is coming to a head," all of our options are on the table, undergoing refinement and further development" in reaction to the North Korean nuclear program.
Notably, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster during an interview said, "this problem is coming to a head," all of our options are on the table but he also emphasize the US hopes not to use military force. “The United States, its allies and China are working together on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test, U.S,” he added.
McMaster further said, "It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully." "We are working together with our allies and partners and with the Chinese leadership to develop a range of options," McMaster added.
He also noted that there is an international consensus now, including the Chinese leadership, that this is a situation that just cannot continue. The national security adviser said the latest failed test "fits into a pattern of provocative and destabilizing and threatening behavior on the part of the North Korean regime."
South Korean and US intelligence officials are trying to determine what type of missile was used Sunday, but initial reports said it could be a medium-range missile, according to a White House foreign policy adviser. The foreign policy adviser cited previous missile failures by North Korea.
McMaster also praised China's decision to abstain last week from a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria's recent chemical weapons attack, calling it a "courageous" move. Russia vetoed the resolution.
Notably, the North Korea by its continuous nuclear weapons test led the international community to take action against it. As North Korea has become threats for other countries, United States have sent their warships to the water off the Korean Peninsula a week earlier.
Later, China warned the US to refrain from using military force against North Korea, saying it would be riskier than attacking Syria. Meanwhile, North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its military hysteria or face revenge. It also paraded tanks, missiles, and soldiers to showcase their strength. US aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.