(CNN) President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, have agreed to intensify economic and diplomatic pressure against North Korea (북한에 대해 경제적 회교적 압박을 강화하다) over its repeated nuclear and missile tests.
The two leaders shared a phone call Sunday and their offices released a transcript of their conversation.
"President Trump and President Moon committed to continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities (전쟁 억지력과 방어력을 강화시키는 조치를 취하다), and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea," the White House said in a statement.
Trump also tweeted about the phone call (전화통화에 관해 트윗을 했다).
"Asked him how Rocket Man is doing," Trump said on Twitter Sunday in an apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. " Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad! (북한에 석유를 사려고 기다리는 줄이 길어졌다. 참 딱하다.)"
With its constant nuclear and missile tests, North Korea has been a foreign policy headache (외교적으로 골치 아픈 존재) for the Trump administration, prompting the United States to have a plan should tensions escalate.
Just two days ago, North Korea fired a ballistic missile (탄도 미사일을 발사했다) over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the latest in a series of missile tests defying the international community (국제사회에 반항하는).
Trump has said the US and its allies will not be intimidated by the reclusive nation (이 은둔 국가에 의해 위축되지 않을 것이다).
During the 25-minute call, Trump and Moon condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, pledging to work with the international community to implement the latest UN Security Council resolution.
"The two leaders agreed to work closely and to put stronger and more effective sanctions and pressure on North Korea in cooperation with the international community," South Korea's presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun said.
" ... Additional provocations will only further isolate the country (추가적인 도발은 이 나라를 더 고립시킬 뿐이다) (North Korea) diplomatically and economically, and will eventually lead down the path of its own collapse (실질적으로 스스로 붕괴되는 길로 이끌어 갈 것이다)."
North Korea's latest missile launch renewed discussion in the Trump administration about how military force could be used (군사옵션을 어떻게 사용할 건인지) to stop Kim's development of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.
Kim had told his top officials that the goal of Pyongyang's efforts "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US (미국과 실질적인 힘의 균형을 이루다) and make the US rulers dare not talk about military option," according to the nation's state media.
Last week, Trump and his top national security advisers said that there are military options available despite doubts from some experts (일부 전문가들이 미심쩍어 하고 있지만 군사옵션들은 존재한다).
Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea.
"Forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force installation outside Washington on Friday, Trump declared that American military options were robust (미국의 군사옵션은 탄탄했다) should they be required to respond to threats from Pyongyang.
Trump has also threatened "fire and fury (화염과 분노)" in response to North Korea's threats.