CIA Director: I have not seen any intelligence that would indicate that we are on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea

Pompeo characterized the North Korean leader as a rational person who “reacts to adverse circumstances”

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The Director of the Central intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo in an interview with Fox News channel, said that he heard talk that the United States are on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea, but “not seen any intelligence that would confirm it.”

He expressed confidence that the President of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN will continue to develop missile program. Pompeo said do not be surprised if North Korea will conduct another ballistic missile test.

At the same time, he said that relations with the DPRK “is now there anything threatening”.

The CIA Director noted that Kim Jong UN is in isolation. He described North Korean leader as a rational person who “reacts to adverse circumstances”.

Kim Jong-UN has repeatedly stated that the country will increase its nuclear strike capability to attack American targets.

In particular, July 4, was held the launch of ballistic missiles “And 14” that fell in the exclusive Maritime economic zone of Japan. In the United States said that it launched a rocket capable of reaching Alaska.

Another launch “And 14” on 28 July. Pyongyang called it a success.

On 5 August the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for additional sanctions against the DPRK. North Korea said in response that will not give up nuclear weapons.

August 8 edition of the Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence has information about the readiness of Pyongyang to equip its Intercontinental ballistic missiles are nuclear warheads.

The US President Donald trump said that North Korea should not further threaten the United States. “They will face our fire and our rage and unprecedented power,” he said. In response, the DPRK threatened US strike on the island of GUAM.

According to NBC News, the Pentagon has prepared a plan for a preemptive strike on launch sites in North Korea.

August 11 trump said that a military solution in connection with the situation around North Korea is ready.

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