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

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

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

On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday", CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Iran and the Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah were involved in the civil war in Venezuela.

Pompeo also said the intelligence community was not surprised by the recent news that North Korea is now capable of fitting a nuclear warhead on a missile.

USA intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides.

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

"There's nothing imminent today", Mr. Pompeo said.

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

"The president has made it very clear to the North Korean regime how America will respond if certain actions are taken", Pompeo told Chris Wallace, "We are hopeful that the leader of that country will understand them in precisely the way they are intended, to permit him a place to get where we can get the nuclear weapons off the peninsula".

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His locker was cleared by the time media was granted access to the locker room, multiple reporters said. I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I'm going to respect you as a man.

"He's pretty isolated today for the first time", he said.

The top USA military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is traveling in Asia and expected to meet with leaders in South Korea, Japan and China.

President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the US military was "locked and loaded". "The intelligence makes very clear that the Maduro regime continues to put snipers in towers and do things that are awful, repressive and the American policy is to work with our Latin American partners to try and restore democracy".

White House officials have insisted the investigation was not created to apply additional pressure on China as it relates to North Korea despite the president's previous remarks that he would be more amenable on trade if China stopped Pyongyang's nuclear program. North Korea has previously mobilized large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over. In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.

New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. Trump, responding to a report that US intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down "fire and fury" if challenged.

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