At a Security Council meeting on Monday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said North Korea's Kim Jong Un was "begging for war" and urged the 15-member group to adopt the strongest possible measures to deter him.
"War is never something the United States wants. We don't want it now. But our country's patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory," Ms Haley said.
US Correspondent Nick Harper speaks with Duncan Garner on The AM Show.