18 September 2017

News Story: Trump, McMaster warn N. Korea of military options

H.R. McMaster (Image: Wiki Commons)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- The United States has not ruled out military options against North Korea, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Friday, after Pyongyang launched another missile over Japan.

Those options are "not only effective but overwhelming," Trump added for his part, after reviewing a military base near Washington.

North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile over northern Japan early Friday (local time), defying international calls to halt its provocations. Pyongyang fired a missile on a similar trajectory less than three weeks ago.

Trump's adviser, H.R. McMaster, told a press briefing at the White House that there is a military option to deal with the regime.

"It's not what we would prefer to do, so what we have to do is call on all nations, call on everyone to do everything we can to address this global problem short of war," he said, flanked by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

North Korea, according to McMaster, is "one of the world's most urgent and dangerous security problems."

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