Central Intelligence Agency chief: 'Nothing imminent' in standoff with N Korea

Mike Pompeo

"If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous", he explained.

"I'm quite confident that he will continue to try to develop his missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test", Pompeo said.

"The U.S. military is locked and loaded every day", McMaster said, repeating Trump's threat.

Mr Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious people should be over the escalating tensions.

"He's pretty isolated today for the first time", he said. The CIA chief described Kim as "rational" and responsive to "adverse circumstances".

Also on Sunday, the top U.S. military officer, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, travelled to South Korea. "What he does is he asks us to make sure that we have viable options for him - options that combine diplomatic, economic and military capabilities".

"We're all looking to get out of this situation without a war", he added.

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

Pompeo said he could not get into specifics but said that North Korea's progress has gone on for decades.

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Clapper called for a change in approach with North Korea in "accepting" the dictatorship as a nuclear power and merely attempting to "cap it or control it".

Both "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

North Korean officials in turn have accused the US leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over.

Despite the increased tensions and the bellicose rhetoric from Trump and Kim, Pompeo said there was "nothing imminent" for people to worry about and that he had seen "no intelligence" that would indicate the two nations were on the cusp of nuclear war.

North Korea said on Thursday that plans would be completed by mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land near the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, 2,175 miles away.

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

In a separate interview on "Fox News Sunday", Pompeo was asked about the nature and degree of threat to the USA mainland in light of Kim's continuing drive to develop North Korea's missile and nuclear capacities.

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