SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – U.S. President Donald Trump says North Korea “is behaving badly and it’s got to stop.”

Trump says military action is an option against a nuclear-armed North Korea, but “nothing is inevitable.”

He says he would prefer not to go the military route, but he says it could happen – and if it did, it would be “a very sad day for North Korea.”

Trump was speaking at a White House news conference after meeting the leader of Kuwait.

Over the weekend, North Korea conducted its strongest nuclear test explosion yet, deepening concerns about advance in its weapons development.

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