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CIA Chief: Not Surprising If N. Korea Tests Another Missile

13 August 2017, 11:19 | Taylor George

Pompeo: North Korea Moving Toward Ability to Hit US With Nuclear Strike at 'Alarming Rate'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not 'imminent'

A "denuclearized North Korea" is ideal, but it is not "in the cards" because nuclear weapons are North Korea's "ticket to survival" and they are not "going to give it up", former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday.

"I will not be surprised that they will do another missile test".

He added that he was confident North Korea would continue to develop its missile capabilities under its leader Kim Jong-Un, "so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another test".

White House officials have insisted the investigation is not created to apply additional pressure on China as it relates to North Korea despite the president's previous remarks that he would be more amenable on trade if China stopped Pyongyang's nuclear program.

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster echoed the tenor of Pompeo's remarks, saying the threat posed by North Korea is "coming to a head", but adding in an interview on ABC, "we're not closer to war than a week ago".

North Korea is thought to have developed a miniaturized warhead, and a more advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, that would enhance its ability to deliver a nuclear payload against the U.S.

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.

Asked if the United States was prepared to handle a hostile act by North Korea, Mattis said: "We are ready".

Despite expecting further missile testing, Mr Pompeo denied there is an imminent threat of nuclear war.

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Mr Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious people should be over the escalating tensions.

"The U.S. military is locked and loaded every day", McMaster said, repeating Trump's threat.

Meanwhile, North Korea said on Saturday that almost 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new U.N. sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington.

US financial markets took the rhetorical escalation in stride on Friday even as European and Asian markets weakened in a catch-up reaction to Thursday's drop. "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 USA territory in the Pacific.

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

In response, Mr Trump said North Korea should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happened to Guam.

A senior USA diplomat has engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing the deteriorating relations, as well as the issue of Americans imprisoned in North Korea, the Associated Press reported.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., welcomed Trump's pugnacious approach, arguing that numerous president's critics failed to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon that could hit the United States.

But he rejected talk of the US being on the "cusp of nuclear war".



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