And the administration is proposing serious sanctions including oil trade restrictions, a ban on national airline Air Koryo, banking sanctions and for an intercept on cargo ships.
The 33-year-old has upped his nuclear capabilities to more than 100 facilities across the country and is even mining his own uranium from a Chemical Complex in P'yŏngsan-kun.
President Trump says China must up its sanctions to keep the region safe
But as the president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will
Vice President Mike Pence
Jong-Un who has thus far conducted five nuclear tests and is believed to possess 2,500-5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons has also been exporting ballistic missile components, technology, and design data via the Middle East.
Now Mr Pence, who made an unscheduled stop to the heavily fortified North Korean border during his 10-day tour of Asia today, says "patience" is wearing thin.
Mr Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said the United States would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea.
Mike Pence is on a ten day trip to Asia
He added: "All options are on the table to achieve the objectives and ensure the stability of the people of this country."
In a statement Mr Pence also said Mr Trump is hopeful that China "will take actions needed to bring about change in policy" in North Korea.
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He continued: "But as the president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will."
Dictator Kim is digging himself a big hole with his continued threats
President Trump and President Jinping appear to be working together after it became apparent that North Korea has built eight nuclear facilities along the Chinese border.
Both men ate chocolate cake together as they discussed warcraft at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach two weeks ago.
China's relationship with the DPRK began physically breaking down in February when Beijing banned imports of North Korean coal, cutting off Pyongyang's most important export.
President Trump has also shown a degree of restraint in a bid to encourage China to step up to protect South Korea and Japan who are believed to be at the most direct threat from Kim's nuclear development.
He took to his twitter account to acknowledge the furore over China's management of its currency which he had previously criticised.
He said: "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!"
US Army soldiers prepare for WAR against North Korea
Fri, April 14, 2017
The US military's largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Islamic State militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said April 14, ruling out any civilian casualties despite the weapon's destructive capacity. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb dubbed the 'Mother Of All Bombs' hit IS positions in Achin district in eastern Nangarhar province
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North Korea threatened to wipe out America last week in 'Korean-style'.
A spokesman said: "The Trump administration, which made a surprise guided cruise-missile strike on Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail.
"The army and people of the DPRK will as ever courageously counter those who encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and will always mercilessly ravage all provocative options of the U.S. with Korean-style toughest counteraction."
Yesterday it was alleged that North Korea's military weapons cache were made up of dummy props including wood shaped and painted to look like warheads.