Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday said options for stepping up sanctions against the North were all but exhausted and warned Washington its response could only exacerbate the crisis and make the North's leader "snap".
"The latest USA actions look created to deliberately provoke Pyongyang into taking new extreme action", Mr Lavrov told reporters in Belarus, according to a Russian Foreign Ministry transcript.
While it's true that China could intervene, Wicker further said, allowing Kim Jong-un to flaunt the United States gives China "leverage" with the USA and other countries who need its help.
Reporting on Haley's speech, CNBC reported that President Donald Trump called China's president Wednesday morning - corresponding with Haley's speech - to tell him the time had come to stop the shipments.
"The Chinese envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man", Mr Trump said.
At the Council meeting convened at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea, Under Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman said the missile launched on Wednesday had travelled about 950 kilometres before falling into the sea in Japan's exclusive economic zone.
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Three burqa-clad gun men have also entered the Directorate as intermittent gunfire, and blast heard from inside the premises. Peshawar , close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years.
"We need China to do more", she said.
However, Lavrov said Russian Federation perceived the USA move as "negative" and claimed sanction pressure on North Korea had been "exhausted".
Meanwhile, Trump's Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said: "We'll see future actions by the United States and others and we're looking forward to applying as much pressure as we can to get to our ultimate goal, which is a denuclearised Korean Peninsula".
In its response to the United States request for an embargo, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the country had "always implemented full, comprehensive, serious and strict resolutions".
Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.
He also complained that the United States was "totally ignoring" a U.N. demand for talks with North Korea.