"I have pretty severe things that we're thinking about", he said, adding: "That doesn't mean that we'll do them".
"We have to convince China to work with us and to continue its economic pressure and enhance its economic pressure".
"Therefore we are not in a position to agree to this classification on behalf of the whole councilsince there is no consensus on this issue", the email said. "But obviously, any kind of effort by North Korea to start a war would lead to severe consequences".
"Not only has the secretary-general said this was an ICBM and the USA has said this is an ICBM. We knew it as soon as he fired it that it had been fired - literally".
Mr Mattis' assurances to Japanese defense minister Tomomi Inada came during a phone call to discuss the North Korean test, the statement said. Unlike Washington, neither Moscow nor Beijing have described the missile used in the test as an ICBM. Other tests of the system, however, have met with mixed results.
Russian and Chinese diplomats used the U.N. Security Council meeting to push their joint proposal for a suspension of North Korean nuclear and missile testing in exchange for a suspension of us and South Korean military exercises.
Missile force of Korean People's Army attend a military parade in central Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.
Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said that while China would implement relevant United Nations resolutions, "the U.S. should not use their domestic laws as excuses to levy sanctions against Chinese financial institutions".
Haley told the Council - and the Russian ambassador in particular - that the USA, the United Nations and North Korea determined that the launch was an ICBM.
One of the measures the United States has proposed to other countries is to drastically scale back the number of North Korean guest-workers, Nauert said.
Kim urged officials and scientists to "frequently send big and small "gift packages" to the Yankees" and said he will push ahead with bolstering the North's nuclear force "unless the USA hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK are definitely terminated", the official Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday.
Colonel Steve Ganyard, USMC, tells us, "This is what is disturbing".
Meanwhile, China and Russian Federation expressed their concern about the ICBM test, but urged dialogue with North Korea while criticizing the Washington's strong rhetoric and its deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea.