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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks at North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017.  Pence is warning that the North Korean people and military "should not mistake the resolve" of the U.S. to stand with its allies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Pence reportedly broke with security while delivering his warning to North Korea

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UPDATE 9:21 a.m. EST:

Vice President Pence broke with security protocol during his visit to the Demilitarized Zone, CNN reports

He was told to stay inside the Freedom House, but he opted to step outside in view of North Korean soldiers. 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

During an unannounced visit to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on Monday, Vice President Pence delivered a stern warning to North Korea as tensions continue to escalate over the country's nuclear threats.

"The era of strategic patience is over," Pence told reporters. 

The message came shortly after a huge North Korean military parade that included a display of ballistic missiles. The nation's most recent missile blew up shortly after launch.

Pence reportedly broke with security while delivering his warning to North Korea

WATCH | Here's a clip of Pence's speech.

Pence insisted the Trump administration would handle North Korea differently than past administrations, including encouraging more involvement from China. 

"We've seen China begin to take some actions to bring pressure on North Korea, but there needs to be more," Pence told CNN. He argued that past administrations' tactics had failed and the U.S. would "redouble" efforts to bring about a diplomatic solution. 

Pence also expressed support for South Korea.

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Two North Korean soldiers look at the south side as a South Korean soldier, center, stand guard while U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the border village of Panmunjom which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Pence reportedly went outside of the protected Freedom House at the DMZ, prompting North Korean soldiers to pull out cameras and take pictures, CNN reported. 

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Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, following a House GOP caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

North Korea is reportedly getting closer to being able to hit the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) told CNN on Sunday. He urged for international banks to stop doing business with North Korea as a result.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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