Arabic and International Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 10:29 am (34 views)
America warns of time to face North Korea
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CIA chief Dan Coates warned of the US's running out of time to face the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
"The North is likely to pose an existential threat to the United States," said Dan Coates at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual session on "global threats." Pyongyang is likely to carry out more weapons tests this year.
Our goal is to reach a peaceful settlement, and we are putting maximum pressure on North Korea in multiple ways, "he said.
The warning came at a time when tension on the Korean Peninsula has ebbed following the resumption of talks between Pyongyang and Seoul and the North's participation in the Winter Olympics hosted by South Korea.
Although Trump's administration has confirmed its support for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons capable of striking the United States, it has noted that all options are on the table to prevent this, including military options.