On Monday, Trump tweeted: "Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing".
'We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words'.
North Korea is famous for its outlandish threats of waging war and using nuclear weapons against the United States and its allies.
"The briefing and discussion focused on a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons", the White House said in a statement on the meeting.
Earlier this week news came out that the United Kingdom, a key US ally and NATO member, has been drawing up military plans for a potential armed conflict with North Korea.
Echoing previous warnings by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Ri said, "the United States should act sensibly and stop touching us if they do not want to disgrace themselves in the face of the whole world", adding that his nation's forces "will not leave America, the aggressor state, unpunished".
Continuing his Twitter thread, Murphy addressed Trump's impromptu comments after a recent meeting with US military leaders during which he suggested the event was the "calm before the storm" while refusing to disclose what he was talking about.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again defended Sunday's development of his "valuable" nuclear program, and keeps insisting that it is needed in order to address any USA threats, coinciding with Saturday's Trump statements that "only one thing will work" with Pyongyang.
Trump, on Monday, on Twitter said that a quarter century of US policy towards North Korea had been unsuccessful.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reiterated a call for all parties involved with the standoff in North Korea to exercise restraint, describing the situation as extremely complex and serious. "Sorry, but only one thing will work!" Kim responded with dire threats and insults of his own, calling President Trump "deranged" and a "dotard".
Ri's comments are likely to continue to fuel a mounting war of words between Trump and Kim.
Donald Trump's North Korea meeting was held the meeting in the situation room in the White House where US Presidents traditionally hold "war councils" at times of conflict.
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The poll was conducted September 28 - October 2, according the Associated Press.