A frustrated Trump took to Twitter to condemn Pyongyang, saying "the United States has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years".
US President Donald Trump has said that "talking is not the answer" in dealing with North Korea's military operations.
The Trump government, as well as that of its predecessor Barack Obama, has consistently used the "carrot and stick" approach to the North Korean regime in hopes of making it abandon its nuclear and missile program, notes the press.
The US must make it clear that it will deploy a decisively destructive nuclear option to strike North Korea - one capable of effectively destroying the country. South Koreans Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk told lawmakers on Thursday that North Korea might have fired the missile at about half its maximum range.
"Also, North Korea appears to have sought to gain the upper hand in its relations with the US" by demonstrating the capability of its new ballistic missile, it added.
North Korea issued a new set of stamps Thursday to commemorate the July 2 test launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14. "I agree it was a reckless, provocative act, firing that over Hokkaido".
She said London and Tokyo would work together to pressure North Korea "including by increasing the pace of sanctions" against Pyongyang after its "outrageous" firing of a missile.
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"As we leave the EU, we will work to quickly establish a new economic partnership between the United Kingdom and Japan based on the terms of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement", May will say according to advanced extracts of her speech.
On Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged Washington not to use force against North Korea.
It is easy for the U.S. and North Korea to posture and threaten - for North Korea to carry out nuclear and missile tests and for the U.S. to conduct B-1B bomber and F-35 flights and military exercises.
He was referring to Mr Trump's remarks earlier this month in which he said he would respond with "fire and fury" if North Korea persisted in threatening his country.
But Hwang Ildo, a professor at Seoul's Korea National Diplomatic Academy, disagrees, saying North Korea probably won't risk infuriating the United States.
"The North's intention was to push the boundaries of its military presence farther from the Korean Peninsula and Japan and into the wider Pacific, and they practically drew the line at Guam with their missile threat", he said.
North Korean state media this week also repeated threats to the US Pacific island of Guam, which it called "an advanced base of invasion".