CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not 'imminent'

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Trump's tough rhetoric toward North Korea and praised the administration for "uniting the world" in trying to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula while making clear there is no intelligence that shows a nuclear war is "imminent", reported FOX News.

"Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons test, they develop expertise". When host Chris Wallace pressed him about how close North Korea is to being able to hit the USA mainland, Pompeo said that it was alarming but hard to define.

Meanwhile, North Korea said on Saturday that almost 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new U.N. sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. "They expand the envelope", he said.

President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the US military was "locked and loaded".

North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii.

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"This administration has made our policy very clear".

Pompeo said the rhetoric from Trump was geared at sending a message to North Korea and letting the isolated nation know that the U.S. policy of "strategic patience" had come to an end.

Pompeo described the North's leader, Kim Jong-un, as "rational".

In a separate interview on ABC News, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, struck a similar tone. 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.

President Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that U.S.

"The United States military is always locked and loaded", he said. "The most effective way of preserving peace is to be prepared for war".

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