United States wants India to make North Korea understand the situation

Danny Woods
August 14, 2017

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.

But he stressed the U.S. is pursuing "a very determined diplomatic effort" led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that is coupled with new financial sanctions to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from further provocations. "President Trump has made it clear that it is his intention to protect the American people".

Pompeo also said the intelligence community was not surprised by the recent news that North Korea is now capable of fitting a nuclear warhead on a missile. "We are hopeful that the leader of that country will understand them in precisely the way they are intended, to permit him a place to get where we can get the nuclear weapons off the peninsula".

North Korea's military has reacted angrily by stating its preparedness to "contain" the U.S. bases on the Pacific island of Guam with missile strikes.

Mr. Trump this week vowed to rain "fire and fury like the world has never seen" down on North Korea if it threatened the United States.

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. They have already done two in July, has also advanced Mike Pompeo, in reference to the two test-firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) carried out by the regime in July.

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North Korea has also threatened that it would carry out a nuclear strike "at the heart of the United States" if the USA attempted a regime change in Pyongyang, after recent hints to that end by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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

"I don't think military action is imminent, but we're on a collision course with North Korea", Graham said on "Fox News Sunday".

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

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

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng's statement did not address Trump's comment that China, Pyongyang's main diplomatic ally and economic partner, could "do a lot more" to pressure the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to end his country's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. He defected to South Korea in October 2014 and has lived in the United States since March 2016.

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