The official also said the North could choose the founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, which falls on October 10, to conduct a provocation.
And the sixth test showed that it has the capability to mount nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles, he claimed. The country tested its developmental Hwasong-14 ICBMs twice in July and analysts say the flight data from the launches indicate the missiles could cover a broad swath of the continental United States, including major cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago, when perfected. He added that "it would be a very sad day for North Korea" should the equipment ever be put to use.
U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said on Thursday that if North Korea wants a response after a nuclear attack, "there will be one".
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on September 7.
"If the U.S. adheres to sanctions and pressure ... it will face unprecedentedly resolute counteraction it can not hold control of", he said. I don't talk about them.
Moon earlier called for a ban on overseas North Korean workers, who are a key foreign currency source for the North, but Putin said problem should be solved diplomatically, according to Seoul's presidential office.
North Korea broke from its pattern of lofted launches last month when it fired a powerful new intermediate range missile, the Hwasong-12, over northern Japan.
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Tension on the Korean peninsula has escalated as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un stepped up the development of weapons in defiance of UN sanctions and worldwide pressure, testing a string of missiles this year and conducting its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Sweden urged its citizens Friday to refrain from unnecessary trips to North Korea.
The United States wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers overseas, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Critics also question THAAD's effectiveness, saying North Korea could try to overwhelm it with a massive barrage and its location will do nothing to protect Seoul.
Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973.
He also accused Japan and South Korea of showing "utterly disgusting" and "despicable behavior" by taking the lead in seeking new sanctions.