On Monday, South Korea revealed that they were discussing, with the US, the possibility of deploying aircraft carriers and other military assets to the troubled Korean Peninsula following signs that Pyongyang might test-fire more missiles after the successful execution of its sixth (and biggest) nuclear bomb test on Sunday.

The United Nations Security Council is to meet on Monday to discuss the next action against the reclusive state. President Trump is to be briefed on all military options available, US defense officials said.

South Korea’s acting deputy minister of defense policy informed parliament on Monday that there are signs of more aggressive missile launches by North Korea.

He also told parliamentarians that the defense ministry predicted that Pyongyang could be launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any moment.

North Korea's missile test

In July, North Korea launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles which experts believed was capable of reaching the continental United States. The ICBM test drew widespread condemnation from world leaders and attracted an expanded UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that his country’s military carried out series of long-range-to-air-surface drills after the North detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff added that Seoul would work with Washington to seek to deploy strategic military assets such as strategic bombers and aircraft carriers.

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South Korea’s Ministry of Defense further said it would deploy four launchers of a newly built US missile defense system following the completion of an environmental impact assessment. On Sunday, Pyongyang announced it had tested an advanced hydrogen bomb, prompting a threat of military response from the US if it, its territories or allies were threatened.

UN intend sanctioning North Korea

Trump has previously threatened “Fire And Fury” should Pyongyang continue to carry out actions that threaten the United States and its territories. However, the immediate response of North Korea’s latest nuclear test would bring tougher UN sanctions. Diplomats suggest that the United Nations would consider banning the export of Pyongyang’s textile, its national airline and a ban on the supply of oil to the government.

Chinese state-run media Xinhua in an editorial said North Korea was treading a dangerous path of brinkmanship and it should realize that such actions can never bring the security it desires. However, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and its Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have agreed to work with the US to come up with tougher sanctions, but Russia has expressed skepticism.