Trump: US considering 'stopping all trade' with countries doing business with N. Korea

Trump: US considering 'stopping all trade' with countries doing business with N. Korea
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President Trump on Sunday raised the possibility of taking new actions targeting North Korea in the wake of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

"The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea," Trump tweeted Sunday.

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The president also said earlier in the day that North Korea “has become a great threat an embarrassment” to China, which is a major trading partner with Pyongyang.

His comments come after North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb capable of fitting on an intercontinental ballistic missile. State television said the test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un was a "perfect success" and a "meaningful" step forward in its weapons program.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions Fitch Ratings: GOP tax plan will hike deficits, be 'revenue negative' Live coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup MORE on Sunday warned of new sanctions after North Korea's latest test.

"It's clear that this behavior is completely unacceptable," Mnuchin said on "Fox News Sunday."

"We've already started with sanctions against North Korea, but I am going to draft a sanctions package to send to the president for his strong consideration."

He said people need to cut off North Korea economically.

Trump last month escalated his rhetoric against North Korea, warning of "fire and fury" if the country continues to threaten the U.S. 

When asked on Sunday if the U.S. would attack North Korea, he said, "We'll see."