Malcolm Turnbull has discussed the North Korea crisis with Donald Trump in a 30 minute phone call.
The call between the prime minister and the US president was ‘warm’ and ‘constructive’.
The two world leaders said it was time for the international community to exert maximum diplomatic and economic pressure, both agreeing China has the greatest leverage of the rouge nation.
Malcolm Turnbull (pictured Wednesday) will discuss North Korean crisis with Donald Trump
The prime minister and the US president (pictured) have a phone call scheduled for 7.45am AEST on Wednesday morning
Mr Trump has been discussing the heightening tensions recently with other world leaders
The 30 minute phone call comes after North Korea prepares to launch another missile
Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump agreed China holds a substantial economic influence which should be used to bring North Korea to its senses, stabalising the nation.
While North Korea was the hot topic of the phone call and two world leaders also discussed the Islamic State threat in the Philippines.
The two leaders spoke for about half and hour, scheduled for 7.45am AEST on Wednesday morning, which was hoped to be more productive than their famous phone feud in January.
Mr Trump has been discussing the heightening tensions in recent days with other world leaders including Germany’s Angela Merkel and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in.
The call comes after North Korea was observed moving what appeared to be an ICBM towards its west coast, where it has launch facilities.
A top North Korean diplomat warned his country was ready to send ‘more gift packages’ to America.
Mr Turnbull told coalition MPs at a partyroom meeting on Tuesday that the action of North Korea was ‘reckless, dangerous and provocative’
Mr Turnbull said North Korea seemed to be ‘begging for a war’ with their missile launches
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was pleased with the phone call Wednesday morning between the two leaders
An unidentified intelligence source told South Korea’s Asia Business Daily the rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
There has been speculation North Korea may be planning to fire an ICBM this weekend when the republic celebrates its foundation on September 9.
Mr Turnbull told coalition MPs at a partyroom meeting on Tuesday that the action of North Korea was ‘reckless, dangerous and provocative’.
He echoed the US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley who said the regime seems to be ‘begging for a war’.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong will meet leaders in South Korea and Japan later in the month.
Mr Shorten said he was pleased about the phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull.
‘Australia must use its influence wherever possible to promote a peaceful resolution to this crisis, and I hope this phone call goes some way to achieving this,’ Mr Shorten said.