We're hopeful that we can work together with the Chinese to change the conditions in the minds of the DPRK leadership.
UPDATE 9:55 a.m. EST:
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" China agreed with the Trump administration that "action has to be taken" regarding North Korea.
ORIGINAL STORY: The U.S. Navy has sent a group of carriers near North Korea after a series of missile tests and provocations from Kim Jong-Un's dictatorship.
The goal is to "maintain readiness" during North Korea's huge military parade to mark the 105th birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung on April 15 and the 85th anniversary of the creation of the Korean People's Army on April 25, The Washington Post reports.
North Korea has ramped up missile tests in recent months.
We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the U.S.'s ever-more reckless moves for war ...
North Korea condemned the U.S.'s recent strikes on Syria but insisted the U.S.'s actions justified its nuclear pursuits.
The U.S. strike force includes the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and two guided-missile destroyers. It had originally been bound for Australia before receiving new orders.
The office of acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said he had "in-depth discussions" with President Trump regarding North Korea during Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
WATCH | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "all options are on the table" to curb North Korea, including military options.