Donald Trump took to Twitter to send a dire warning to Kim Jong-un's hermit kingdom.
The president said: "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A."
He added: "I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!"
Donald Trump has sent a warning to Kim Jong-un and North Korea
The Tweets will set alarm bells ringing in Beijin and Pyongyang, as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula.
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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state
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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you
America has diverted a strike group from Australia to the west Pacific in a show of strength – a move which has infuriated Kim Jong-un.
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The dictator today warned he had weapons trained on America – adding he would not hold back from launching a nuclear attack on the US mainland.
A state-run newspaper in North Korea said today: "Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the US mainland."
North Korea has been acting aggressively in recent months
North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon
This is not the first time Mr Trump has promised to solve the Korea problem.
Before the US election he vowed to sit to with Kim and convince him to stop accelerating his nuclear war programme.
Tensions are heightening on the Korean peninsular
In January he said, once again through social media: "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.It won't happen!"