Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps

Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July.

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.

In an interview with Fox News Sunday he added: "They're moving towards that [goal] at an ever-alarming rate".

Asked if that meant that he does not expect any future missile tests, Pompeo said he is "quite confident" that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un "will continue to try to develop a missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test". "There's nothing imminent", Pompeo told "Fox News Sunday". "They expand the envelope".

"The intelligence makes very clear the Maduro regime continues to put snipers in towers and do things that are disgusting, repressive, and the American policy is to work with our Latin American partners to try and restore democracy", Pompeo said.

North Korea said on Thursday that plans would be completed by mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land near the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, 2,175 miles away.

North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief
USA intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides.

Following Trump's initial threat, North Korea threatened to target the tiny Pacific island of Guam, a US territory that is home to large USA air and naval bases. China, North Korea's only major ally, has urged restraint.

"This administration has made our policy very clear".

"He responds to adverse circumstances", he said. 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.

"Our response is we are prepared militarily to deal with this if necessary".

Tuesday: "North Korea, best not make any more threats to the United States", Mr Trump tells reporters.

He played down the gravity of Trump's tweet Friday that the US military is "locked and loaded" to respond to North Korea's threats. "He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before".

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