Tension has remained high on the Korean Peninsula over the past months between the United States and the DPRK over the USA threat to stage military attacks against Pyongyang in response to its nuclear and missile programs.
"Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic technology in the hands of a volatile leader like Kim Jong Un is a recipe for a disaster", Harris said.
"I will never tolerate the North's provocations and nuclear threats", he said on a visit to the defence ministry, urging the South's military to adopt a "watertight defence posture".
Regarding the North's Sunday test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Harris said it posed a threat to not only the Korean Peninsula, but also to Japan, China, Russia, the USA and beyond.
Uruguayan Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, the current council president, said after the meeting that members are united in condemning the latest missile launch as "a serious threat to worldwide peace".
Moon briefly stopped by the meeting to greet Pottinger, Yoon said. Pyongyang hailed as a success the launch that was aimed at testing its missiles' ability to carry a heavy warhead, a measure it says it needs to counter United States hostility.
Wood has been taking part in the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons NPT.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea of intimidating the entire worldwide community with its nuclear programme, military ability and cyberattacks.
Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.
"If you are supporting North Korea, you are against the rest of the worldwide community", Haley said. Abe and the special envoy also discussed a long-running dispute over Japans' wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women on which a controversial agreement was reached in December of 2015.
"The United States is not past looking at third-country entities who are helping North Korea and putting sanctions against them".
Wang and former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan were expected to discuss ways of containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the USA missile defense system called THAAD.
A telephone line to North Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom may be reopened, more than a year after it was shut down after the closing of a jointly operated factory park. The two countries agreed to hold a summit between Moon and Trump in Washington in late June. In an April 2016 analysis, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said the missiles were a "proven system which can hit all of South Korea and much of Japan".
Russia nevertheless seems determined to protect North Korea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that "intimidating" Pyongyang was "unacceptable".
Another carrier, the Ronald Reagan, left Yokosuka in Japan on Tuesday on its regular spring patrol, which would last three to four months, a spokesman for the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.