WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was confident that U.S. options in addressing threats posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were "effective and overwhelming."
Trump made the remarks when giving a speech at Joint Base Andrews near Washington.
He said that the latest DPRK's ballistic missile launch has shown "its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community."
"After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming," said Trump, addressing the U.S. air force which was celebrating its 70th anniversary.
Trump also vowed that his country would defend itself from "all who dare to threaten our way of life," including Pyongyang.
The DPRK confirmed that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile test Friday.
The missile launch, which violates UN Security Council resolutions, came just days after the council imposed fresh sanctions on the DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3.
China on Friday said it opposes ballistic missile launches by the DPRK, urging all parties concerned to exercise restraint and avoid any acts that may escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.