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Australia is a staunch U.S. military ally and hosts a U.S. Marine Corps presence in its north.

South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

"President Xi would like to do something".

"But it is too early to say whether these strong words will be followed by strong actions and, if so, what those actions will entail and whether they will make any difference in altering North Korea's strategic calculus", he said.

President Donald Trump left war with North Korea on the table as option if Pyongyang doesn't behave after a call with China's Xi Jinping on Wednesday that the the US leader described as 'very, very frank'.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday of "begging for war" with a series of nuclear bomb and missile tests.

Mr Shorten said he was pleased about the phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull.

He says of the 1.3 million metric tons of soybeans that South Korea imports, half of that comes from the United States.

He also spoke over phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South Korea President Moon Jae-In.

Merkel, who was speaking to the German parliament on Tuesday, said North Korea's distance from Germany should not keep the country from helping to end the crisis.

Both leaders "condemned North Korea's continued reckless and risky behavior" and reaffirmed the importance of close coordination at the United Nations.

Last year, China shipped just over 96,000 tonnes of gasoline and nearly 45,000 tonnes of diesel to North Korea, where it is used across the economy, from fishermen and farmers to truckers and the military.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as provocation.

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Congressman Stephanie Murphy, said North Korea's nuclear test are a profoundly risky, defiant, and destabilising event.

North Korea's detonation of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday marked its most powerful nuclear test to date.

The US president took that diplomatic pressure a step further on Sunday, warning that he was considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea".

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