Lavrov also said Moscow is "willing to consider" a US draft resolution condemning North Korea's nuclear test submitted to the U.N. Security Council if its stance opposing a military response is taken into account.
In a flurry of phone calls with world leaders days after North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to "take further action with the goal of achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said.
The United States is very concerned that North Korea might not be able to be deterred, a senior Trump administration official says, drawing a distinction between Washington's view of Pyongyang and its model for dealing with former Cold War foes.
After Kim's pariah regime claimed it carried out a hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States would be seeking a vote at the council on new sanctions on September 11.
Trump warned, however, that should the US pursue a military recourse it would "be a very sad day for North Korea".
"North Korea's nuclear activity is a grave risk to global peace and security and represents a growing threat to the nations of the region, including key allies of Mexico such as Japan and South Korea", the statement said. -China confrontation for the current nuclear weapons crisis with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name.
In a Skype conversation from Australia, Mr Hayes said that "what worries me is that the American government may not understand that this will not work".
Cutting off that supply line could devastate the North's economy. Countries also would be prevented from hiring and paying North Korean workers.
Two of the system's launchers are already operational, and the remaining four were added Thursday amid protests by residents living near the site in South Korea. But Putin anxious that such moves would hurt North Korea's people, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's chief press secretary.
However, sanctions have so far done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with Trump.
On Sunday, a North Korean diplomat attending a United Nations conference on disarmament in Geneva suggested that North Korea may have another test planned.
The United States wants tough sanctions to be imposed to maximize pressure on Pyongyang to come to the table and negotiate an end to its nuclear and missile tests.
The US has proposed a range of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on the country's leader Kim Jong-un's assets.
Experts have warned that prior ICBM tests indicate that the North is capable of striking deep into the USA mainland.
The Trump administration says the United Nations needs to tighten economic sanctions to pressure North Korea to change its behavior and start talking.
"I would prefer not to go the route of the military, but it's something that certainly could happen, " Trump said. The researchers were taken to visit the monuments of late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il "to make a report about their success and vow to successfully conclude their research and development campaign", state news agency KCNA reported.