Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps
Aug 13 2017 by Desiree Burns
Despite the increased tensions and the bellicose rhetoric from Trump and Kim, Pompeo said there was "nothing imminent" for people to worry about and that he had seen "no intelligence" that would indicate the two nations were on the cusp of nuclear war.
Friday's comments followed days of incendiary rhetoric, including Trump's warning on Tuesday that the United States would unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it threatened the United States and Thursday's comments warning of grave consequences if North Korea carried out it Guam plans.
"What I believe the president is trying to accomplish this week was to give the Venezuelan people hope and opportunity to create a situation where democracy can be restored", Pompeo said.
BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING - President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying what he called USA military solutions were "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.
Mike Pompeo says Pyongyang is moving at an "ever alarming rate" with its weapons program.
U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear how the U.S. will respond to North Korea's provocations, and hopefully, the regime will understand, Pompeo added.
Now it was on countries like China and Russian Federation along with US allies like South Korea and Japan to work in tandem to get nuclear weapons out of the region.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump has asked for a report on what could happen next in the country.
"Our response is we are prepared militarily to deal with this if necessary".
"The United States military is locked and loaded every day, and especially those who are on the front lines of freedom", said McMaster, who's also an Army lieutenant general.
The top US military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is traveling in Asia and expected to meet with leaders in South Korea, Japan and China.
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".
Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States. China, North Korea's only major ally, has urged restraint.
"President Trump inherited a mess", Graham said. "There's nothing imminent", Pompeo told "Fox News Sunday".
The White House said in a statement that Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior".