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North Korea on Tuesday fired a intercontinental ballistic missile, and dictator Kim Jong Un boasted it showed the entire United States is now within striking distance.

On "America's Newsroom," Bill Hemmer asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders what President Donald Trump intends to do to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power with nuclear-tipped long-range missiles capable of striking the continental U.S.

Sanders said Trump is committed to working with China to put maximum pressure on the North Korean regime.

"China knows what a serious threat this is. They know that it has to be dealt with. They've committed, and we've seen them take bigger and bolder actions over the last couple of months," Sanders said.

She noted that Trump has been building a stronger relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and China voted with the U.S. and the rest of the United Nations Security Council last month to approve new sanctions against North Korea.

"All of the world and all of our allies and partners have to join us in this fight," Sanders said.

"Have we reached a dead end?" Hemmer asked.

"No," Sanders answered, pointing out that Trump has pledged additional sanctions following Tuesday's missile test.

She said Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are taking every step possible to protect Americans and achieve the ultimate goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

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