US president Donald Trump has asked his officials to provide him with options to deal with the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea following a meeting between Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, held in Florida on 6-7 April.
Speaking to Fox News, Trump's national security adviser, US Army Lieutenant General HR McMaster, said on 9 April, "North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behaviour. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime. President Xi Jinping and President Trump agreed that this is unacceptable.
"So the president has asked us to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and our allies and partners in that region."
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