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Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 14, 2017

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said an attack by North Korea does not appear imminent, and that the threat of war is no closer today than it was last week.

But he warned that Washington's "strategic patience" was over.

Mr. Trump this week vowed to rain "fire and fury like the world has never seen" down on North Korea if it threatened the United States.

'I am quite confident that (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) will continue to try to develop his missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test. "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". "He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test", Pompeo said to Fox News on Sunday.

North Korea's regime condemned the newly imposed United Nations sanctions, while refusing to negotiate over its nuclear weapons and vowing to make the U.S. "pay a price" for its "hostility".

"This administration has done a fine job of not drawing red lines that we're not prepared to enforce", Pompeo said.

The United States has estimated that North Korea's total exports stand at about $3 billion annually, but Ri said the figure is likely to be around $2 billion when excluding the clothing processing trade.

North Korea's military has reacted angrily by stating its preparedness to "contain" the USA bases on the Pacific island of Guam with missile strikes.

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

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

Referring to Kim, Trump added: "If he utters one threat. or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast".

The steps are powerful enough to affect the lives of several million ordinary citizens because many rely on what Ri calls "a market economy" where they freely buy and sell items with foreign currency amid the collapse of the country's rationing system. North Korean officials in turn have accused the USA leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.

Before that, however, North Korea's military announced it was working on a plan to "contain" the United States air, naval, and missile bases on the Pacific island of Guam by firing four intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBMs) to "envelop" it.

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