Published: 2017-09-05 10:50
Last Updated: 2017-09-05 10:58
In a statement made by the US Ambassador to the United Nations to an emergency meeting held by the Security Council, Nikki Haley stated that the US did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited", in light of recent events with North Korea.
The US is slated to coordinate a new UN resolution which will toughen sanctions on the state.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is skeptical, stating that sanctions are "useless, ineffective and exhausted".
Meanwhile, China which is North Korea's main ally, called for further negotiations with Switzerland offering to mediate.
South Korea's navy recently carried out live-fire naval drills. According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea warned that if the North provoked them they will "immediately hit back and bury them at sea".
The statement follows the South's simulation of a nuclear test carried out at the North's site in the north-eastern province.
Latest tensions came after North Korea launched a missile off the coast of Japan, and carried out its sixth nuclear test to date, with state media stating the regime successfully developed a new type of hydrogen bomb.