US National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster said that there is already an international consensus, including with China, that further missile tests of North Korea can not be tolerated. This is reported by Radio Liberty.
As McMaster said, while being in the Afghan capital Kabul, the last such test was an element of Pyongyang's provocative, destabilizing and threatening behavior, and US President Donald Trump would not allow North Korea to put the United States or its regional allies at risk.
Therefore, he said, thanks to the consensus reached, it is time to take all possible steps, except for the military, in an attempt to solve this problem peacefully.
According to McMaster, Washington is now working with its allies in the region, including with the leadership of China, over a number of possible answers, and all possibilities are being considered.
Earlier US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday, April 16, being in South Korea with a working visit, called the test missile launch on the east coast of North Korea a provocation from the side of DPRK