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US National Security Adviser Says 'No War with N.Korea Imminent'

US wants India to make North Korea understand the situation US National Security Adviser Says 'No War with N.Korea Imminent'
Christy Curtis | 15 August, 2017, 01:19

During an interview on "FOX News Sunday", CIA Director Mike Pompeo explained to host Chris Wallace why the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is important to USA national security. "He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test". "There's no intelligence indicating we're on the cusp of a nuclear war".

Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon has underpinned a spike in tension in recent months.

"I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours", he said.

Gen 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". President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the U.S. military was "locked and loaded". Trump also said the US was considering tighter sanctions against North Korea.

Some analysts expect further escalation in the coming days as both North and South Korea celebrate the August 15 anniversary of the end of Japan's occupation of the Korean Peninsula, and the latter conducts joint military exercises with the U.S. starting August 21.

"The United States military is always locked and loaded, but the goal of capable, ready forces is to preserve peace and prevent war", he said.

The United States and South Korea remain technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

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"The president's rhetoric could be aimed at China, but largely it is aimed at North Korea, trying to deter", Roehrig said.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has also warned the regime of Kim Jong-un not to invite its own destruction, while earlier this week US President Donald Trump threatened that the North Korean regime will face "fire and fury" if it kept posing as a menace to America.

"I'm really concerned because I don't know where this goes in terms of a peaceful solution", Mullen said. 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. "They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen".

The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour".

Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia, said Trump's "muscular response" to North Korea was "the exact type of resolve we need to force the hand" of Pyongyang's "Chinese patrons".

"That is their ticket to survival, and I don't see any way that they're going to give it up", he added.

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