Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

Claudine Rigal
Августа 13, 2017

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.

This AP file photo shows CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test", Pompeo said to Fox News on Sunday.

H.R. McMaster, the White House national security advisor, said Trump, who alarmed many with his incendiary remarks about North Korea over the last week, had not drawn any "red line" regarding Kim's nuclear program.

"I'm quite confident that he will continue to try to develop his missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test", Pompeo said.

Asked how anxious people should be, Pompeo told Fox News Sunday: "Nothing imminent".

"He responds to adverse circumstances", he said. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters travelling with him that he aims to "sense what the temperature is in the region".

China's president, Xi Jinping, made a plea for cool-headedness in a phone conversation with Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

Friday: The US president warns that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

Washington believes that India can play a major role in helping the leaders of Pyongyang to understand the seriousness and by defusing the tension between United state and North Korea. In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.

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.

"When I served in Korea many years ago as the director of intelligence USA forces in Korea, what I was anxious about was an incendiary event getting out of hand", he told Tapper.

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

Pompeo touted a unanimous United Nations Security Council vote earlier this month to increase sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program and said the USA had seen China join the U.S. in demanding that Pyongyang denuclearize. This missile is ranged at the largest part of the U.S which raise the tension between the two countries.

Global communities including India agrees that North Korea Is imposing serious threat against the United State.

"President Trump inherited a mess", Graham said.

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