CIA: North Korea has never been closer to possible use against U.S. nuclear weapons
NEW YORK, April 14. /Offset. TASS Alexey Kachalin/. The DPRK like never before close to threaten the United States with ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.
This assessment was given by the Director of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Pompeo, speaking at the Center for strategic and international studies in Washington.
“Many of the administration (USA) tried to find the right approach to the threat of launch of a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead at the United States. North Korea has never in its history close to it,” said Pompeo.
“We asked the question, and that this new principle? Perhaps nothing but each next test, whose number and power growing,” he warned. “All this narrows the number of possibilities to prevent (such events) and increases the chances of adoption by the leader of North Korea wrong decisions at some point in the future,” added the Director of the CIA.
The United States recently stated several times that they consider all possible options against North Korea. On April 9 it became known that the Pacific command of the Armed forces of the United States directed towards the Korean Peninsula in a carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. However, according to the Pentagon chief James Mattis, the decision was not driven by specific reasons. According to Yonhap news Agency, the group will arrive to their destination on April 15.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula flared up again at the beginning of last year, when Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test and later launched a ballistic missile artificial satellite of the Earth. In September 2016, the DPRK conducted another nuclear test, and over the years has produced more than 20 rocket launches. The rocket launches continued this year, after another such test in early March, the command of the American contingent in the Republic of Korea has announced that it has begun the deployment of anti-aircraft missile complex THAAD in this country, despite the objections of Moscow and Beijing.