USA wants India to make North Korea understand the situation

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

In a separate interview on "Fox News Sunday", Pompeo was asked about the nature and degree of threat to the USA mainland in light of Kim's continuing drive to develop North Korea's missile and nuclear capacities.

US President Donald Trump has warned of "fire and fury" and that the US military is "locked and loaded", while North Korea has responsed with threats to target Guam.

Clapper said on CNN that the rhetoric was having a destabilizing affect and could cause North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to decide to lash out.

"Every time they test a missile, or if they are a test nuclear missile, they are gaining in expertise, and we can say that they progress at an alarming rate", said Mr. Pompeo on Fox News, when asked about the possibility of a missile north Korean nuclear strike on american soil.

"Nothing is imminent. But be careful, the increased likelihood of a nuclear missile strikes the United States is a very unsafe threat", added the director of the u.s. central intelligence agency.

Mike Pompeo says Pyongyang is moving at an "ever alarming rate" with its weapons program.

He said the USA has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but Pompeo declined to provide specifics.

The top USA military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is travelling in Asia and expected to meet with leaders in South Korea, Japan and China. "President Trump has made it clear that it is his intention to protect the American people". In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.

Since July North Korea has been threatening United state mainlands by testing the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

Tensions between North Korea and the United States have racheted up in recent weeks.

State-run China Central Television quoted Xi as telling Trump the "relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula".

North Korea announced on Thursday plans to fire missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam, even though there was no indication an attack is imminent.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over.

The North then came out with a threat to lob four intermediate-range "Hwasong-12" missiles near Guam, a tiny USA territory some 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometres) from the North's capital, Pyongyang.

James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence, said Sunday that he does not think a denuclearized North Korea is "in the cards" and the US should accept that and focus on controlling it.

"The United States military is always locked and loaded", he said.

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