On Monday, North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador warned that a "nuclear war may break out any moment", which has forced South Korea and Japan to consider their security options, including the deployment of U.S. tactical weapons in both countries.
The warning by Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, comes as North Korea has threatened to hit the continental US with a nuclear-tipped long-range missile.
"If the righteous many don't confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph", Mr Trump said. "It is the case that they are close enough now in their capabilities that from a USA policy perspective, we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving that objective".
North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September.
"But when you're now talking about months", he said, "our capacity to understand that at a detailed level is in some sense irrelevant".
"Our leader Kim Jong Un has explained our stance: we will coerce the Americans to peace and respond to fire with fire".
Pompeo also said North Korea might have only a few months left to ideal its nuclear capability, and that the United States must act as if Pyongyang has already reached the peak of the process of building nuclear bombs and missiles that can attack the United States.
Accusing Australia of "preparing a war on the Korean Peninsula", Pyongyang stated that it betrays its own national interests by playing sidekick in "Trump's selfish "America First" Policy".
Pyongyang has no intention to hold talks on nuclear weapons, so Washington will have to put up with the DPRK's nuclear status, Chief of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's North American Department Choe Son Hui said addressing the Moscow Conference on Non-Proliferation.
Choe Son-hui said the USA should "be prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, however, that President Donald Trump had personally instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm the rising tensions with North Korea, pledging that the diplomatic efforts will continue "until the first bomb drops".
Indeed, the poll found that 64 per cent of people would prefer the United States found a diplomatic solution to resolving its stand-off with North Korea. The damning message came on the heels of Bishop's visit to a border village in South Korea on October 11, whence she called on the worldwide community to step up pressure on North Korea. As part of his trip to Asia, Trump plans to visit Seoul on November 7-8 following a three-day visit to Tokyo.