"Nobody loves a peaceful solution more than President Trump, that I can tell you..."
"Now, North Korea is smaller than [we are]".
"We are working with the USA and our partners in the region to bring this crisis to a diplomatic end", Johnson wrote on Twitter, adding that the global community stands "shoulder to shoulder in ensuring North Korea stops its aggressive acts".
MSNBC host Joy Ried chided President Donald Trump for threatening war against both North Korea and Venezuela saying it was hard to tell his sabre-rattling rhetoric from that of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un or HBO's "Game of Thrones" character Daenerys Targaryen.
On Thursday, Trump responded to critics who insisted his talk was too tough, telling reporters, "Maybe it wasn't tough enough". "Then, what will you say?" Trump tweeted early Friday morning.
Following that vote, reports indicated that the country has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of fitting on a missile.
The United Nations Security Council, with encouragement from the USA, voted unanimously at the beginning of August to impose new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for the regime's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
For North Korea, an ICBM established a deterrence in the event of a reunification campaign.
Even as President Donald Trump says the USA military is "locked and loaded" to potentially unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea, the two feuding countries have been holding secretive, back-channel talks, The Associated Press reported Friday.
Kim Jong Un thinks "the nuclear weapons will prevent USA from getting involved", Sun said.