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Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea

Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea

But he stressed the USA is pursuing "a very determined diplomatic effort" led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that is coupled with new financial sanctions to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from further provocations.

Top Trump administration officials sought to assure Americans on Sunday that the nation is not on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea, despite the president's recent threats.

US 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. Us has sponsored over the Pyongyang nuclear missile weapon programs by Changing the new economic sanction. North Korea, to refrain from the old path of flaunting power and raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

North Korea announced on Thursday plans to fire missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam, even though there was no indication an attack is imminent.

This weekend, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged the United States and South Korea to make their planned joint military exercise "as unprovocative as possible".

Both sides have used hostile rhetoric, with President Donald Trump threatening "fire and fury" on the North.

Friday: The US president warns that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

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.

At the end of July, North Korea test-fired an improved intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a Hwasong-14, that could strike the U.S. mainland, purportedly, as far east as Chicago.

"The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is highly complicated and sensitive".

Last month for the first time, North Korea successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the continental United States, and analysts have said it may be able to miniaturize warheads that could fit on such missiles.

"If the U.S. soils the homeland, the rifles would come to NY and take the White House", he said, Politico reported on Saturday.

They have been implanting the missile which in future can become a threat to others countries which will lead towards the war.

"The United States military is always locked and loaded, but the goal of capable, ready forces is to preserve peace and prevent war", he said.