On the international arena.
Washington has REITERATED CALLS for Pyeongyang to ABIDE by UN Security Council
resolutions and to ENGAGE in DIALOGUE AIMED AT RIDDING the Korean peninsula of nuclear concerns.
According to U.S. State Department DEPUTY spokesperson JALINA PORTER during a briefing on Monday the international community QUOTE "needs to send a strong and unified message" to North Korea AGAINST its ACTS of PROVOCATION.
Monday's remarks come in the wake of reports by international entities that Pyeongang is engaging in ship-to-ship transfers at sea to secure oil and other essential supplies.