North Korea develops its nuclear programme "at an alarming rate"


Despite expecting further missile testing, Mr Pompeo denied there is an imminent threat of nuclear war.

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster echoed the tenor of Pompeo's remarks, saying the threat posed by North Korea is "coming to a head", but adding in an interview on ABC, "we're not closer to war than a week ago".

Asked if Americans should worry about rising tensions with North Korea, Mike Pompeo replied that "nothing is imminent".

He said the US has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but Pompeo declined to provide specifics.

"He responds to adverse circumstances", he said.

Mike Pompeo says Pyongyang is moving at an "ever alarming rate" with its weapons program.

President Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that U.S. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters travelling with him that he aims to "sense what the temperature is in the region". "President Trump has made it clear that it is his intention to protect the American people".

Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States.

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White House officials have insisted the investigation is 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.

Both sides have used hostile rhetoric, with President Donald Trump threatening "fire and fury" on the North. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Pompeo declined to say how long it will be before North Korea could carry out such a nuclear attack on the United States mainland.

But he rejected talk of the USA being on the "cusp of nuclear war".

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

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The North then came out with a threat to lob four intermediate-range "Hwasong-12" missiles near Guam, a tiny US territory some 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometres) from the North's capital, Pyongyang.

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People's Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the United Nations in retaliation for North Korean missile tests.