The United States, its allies and China are working together on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test.
After a very public display of its arsenal, North Korea failed at an effort to launch a missile, South Korea's military said.
Missiles appeared to be the main theme of the parade, with Kim Jong-Un taking time to greet the commander of the branch overseeing the missile arsenal.
The United States has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" is over.
A U.S. aircraft carrier group headed for the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
Rising tensions between Pyongyang and Washington are sounding the alarm about miscalculation risks on both sides, according to experts.
John Park, Asian security analyst at the Harvard Kennedy School, says Kim Jong-un appears to be preparing for a sixth nuclear test in North Korea.
North Korea may undertake more nuclear activity as early as Saturday in response to Washington's newfound aggressive stance on the rogue nation.
A nuclear attack threat from a North Korean submarine is one of the nightmare scenarios for Japan and Korea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the situation in North Korea with U.S President Donald Trump on a telephone call on Wednesday.
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North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula.
Stephen Nagy, International Christian University, Tokyo, says Kim Jong-un is expected to use the meeting to consolidate his political power.
The deployment of a U.S. navy strike group near the Korean peninsula may prelude Syria-style action.
Beijing, not Damascus, was likely on President Donald Trump's mind when he ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles to hit a Syrian airfield last Thursday.
The U.S. missile attack on Syria is unlikely to deter North Korea's nuclear-weapons development and could embolden the regime in Pyongyang.
Another option on the table is killing dictator Kim Jong-un, officials told NBC News.
President Donald Trump should "restrain himself" and build a relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bill Richardson said.
"Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK," the state-run news service tweeted, USA Today reports.
Experts say it's time for the U.S. leader to let his past hostile comments about the Asian powerhouse fade with the Florida sunset.