The Pentagon said a new missile launched on Tuesday, landing around 200 nautical miles off the coast of Japan
The US Secretary of Defense made the comments at an army convention in Washington D.C.
The comments were made in a joint press conference with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson
Alejandro Cao de Benos also says North Korea's nuclear weapons are not meant to be used
The US President gave a press conference at the White House on Thursday where he made it clear 'nothing was inevitable'
A recent device was tested at the site, which created an earthquake able to be felt in Russia and China
Tensions between the US and Pyongyang are rising over the regime's refusal to quit its weapons programme
The test prompted the Japanese government to tell residents in the area the missile traveled over to take cover
The tensions have been rising ever since the regime in Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental missile
A statement from the South Korean military claims the reclusive country carried out a drill to mark the anniversary of the country's army