Hours later, President Donald Trump said the same thing during a speech at Joint Base Andrews, saying us military options are "both overwhelming and effective", and called out North Korea's "utter contempt for its neighbors and the global community".
On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Security Council resolutions "represent the floor, not the ceiling, of the actions we should take". The US has been constantly threatening North Korea for years, with such threats rapidly escalating this year.
Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in NY next Thursday, McMaster said.
The launch is the second to flyover Japan in less than a month, and the first since North Korea's sixth nuclear test and new United Nations sanctions on the country. "The United Kingdom stands with the people of Japan in face of this bad, egregious, illegal, provocative, reckless act by the North Korean regime, which once again demonstrates their complete disregard for the sovereignty and the citizens of one of their neighbours", the British Ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft told reporters after the meeting of the Security Council.
During his speech, Trump condemned North Korea's latest destabilizing action and indicated that the U.S.is prepared to respond militarily. "There's no military solution here, they got us".
The missile flew over northern Japan before falling into the Pacific and follows North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test September 3.
And while the first two may be familiar in USA post-war diplomacy, the third is a loaded term in worldwide relations, hinting at Trump's "America First" agenda.
Nebenzia urged North Korea to "stop it" and said the only political proposal to resolve the standoff was the joint Russian-Chinese "freeze for freeze".
The statement appeared unlikely to change North Korea's behavior. But the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) had said the ballistic missile did not pose a threat to North America.
Trump has called the nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers, which requires Teheran to reduce its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, "the worst deal ever negotiated".
Promoting an "America First" agenda at the United Nations.
The North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Friday said in an editorial, "If the USA continues to walk on the current course, we will take stronger actions for our self-defense".
The Trump administration has called the development of a North Korean ICBM an unacceptable existential threat.