President Trump started this week with his eyes set squarely on North Korea – first calling on the United Nations to establish new, stronger sanctions against the reclusive and increasingly volatile state, then calling on all one hundred members of the U.S. Senate to attend a special briefing on North Korea at the White house.

“The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable,” Trump told a meeting of U.N. Security Council ambassadors at the White House. “The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”

“This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not. North Korea is a big world problem and it’s a problem that we have to finally solve,” he said. “People put blindfolds on for decades and now it’s time to solve the problem.”

After his meeting with the Security Council Ambassadors from the UN, Trump administration officials announced a rare White House briefing for the entire U.S. Senate on the developing situation in North Korea set to take place at 3PM EST on Wednesday.  According to senior aides within the Senate, the briefing will be held by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with Defense Secretary James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attending to provide additional information and insight.  A similar briefing for members of the House of Representatives is said to be in the works as well.