The United States has issued last warning over North Korea’s continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea.
The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak no further on the issue.
President Donald Trump had warned on Sunday in an interview with Financial Times that he could take unilateral action to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear threat.
“China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t.
“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” Trump warned.
In his statement, Tilerson said: “They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years,” he said referring to North Korea.
“North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile.
“We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table.
“Certainly, we do not want for things to get to a military conflict.
“If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table.
“The United States has spoken enough about NorthKorea.
“We have no further comment,” Tillerson said in the statement.