image_pdfimage_print a day after Donald Trump criticized North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, the reclusive country vowed to carry out more provocative actions against the U.S.’s hard-line policy. On Friday, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that “strategic patience has ended” and that a military response was “on the table” against North Korea.

The comments come just a day after Trump wrote on his Twitter account that North Korea was “behaving very badly. They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years. China has done little to help!”

Since Trump took office in January, North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. There also have been reports that Kim Jong Un’s regime is currently working on a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America.

On Monday, the North Korean paper wrote that the firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, called Pukguksong-2, on Feb. 12 and four ballistic missiles on March 6 were steps to fight “constant U.S. invasion intimidation.” North Korea Nuclear War With US? Kim Jong Un’s Regime Vows More Provocations As Trump Slams Leader