BBCI: North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief

CIA Director Mike Pompeo | Win McNamee  Getty Images

CIA Director Mike Pompeo | Win McNamee Getty Images

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there is no "imminent" threat of North Korea attacking the USA with a nuclear weapon, but he still expects the country to continue developing its missile program even as other countries call on it to stop.

North Korea, for its part, threatened to shoot four missiles towards the island of Guam, a strategic outpost of the u.s. forces in the Pacific, where are stationed about 6,000 american soldiers.

US President Donald Trump has warned of "fire and fury" and that the US military is "locked and loaded", while North Korea has responsed with threats to target Guam. 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.

Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that U.S.

Trump has urged China to apply more pressure on North Korea.

Referring to Kim, President Trump added: "If he utters one threat ... or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast".

He is expected on Monday to launch a trade investigation into China.

In August 2015, 1 million North Koreans offered to enlist or re-enlist in the army when a mine exploded in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, raising additional tensions.

President Trump has also insisted that "nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, frequently a critic of the president, said he supported his approach to North Korea so far.

They said the United States and its allies can no longer afford to stand by as North Korea pushes ahead with the development of a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. "But I'm not willing to characterize it beyond that right now", Mattis said. "We're taking all possible actions short of military action, to resolve this very grave threat to the United States and the world". In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.

A "spiral of violence" could quickly follow, he said.

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