Donald Trump has reiterated his threat of military action against North Korea amidst the ongoing tension with the country.
Speaking at a press conference in the White House, the US President said the regime in Pyongyang was "behaving badly" and it had to stop.
Tension has been growing between North Korea and the United States - as well as US allies Japan and South Korea - over the country's ongoing nuclear weapons tests.
Trump told reporters how he would prefer to avoid military action against the secretive state, but said no outcome was "inevitable."
A recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile provoked panic in Japan after it was launched over the island of Hokkaido, and state media announced a hydrogen bomb had recently been tested.
America is lobbying the United Nations to impose greater sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on coal and natural gas exports, in a bid to halt further nuclear tests.