Adviser White house national security Herbert McMaster said that the administration of President Donald trump is considering a military option for responding to a nuclear threat from North Korea. He stated this during a briefing, reports Reuters.
“For those who spoke and made comments about the lack of a military option, a military option exists,” said McMaster.
He noted that after the last rocket launch on Friday, the United States quickly run out of patience in relation to missile and nuclear programs in North Korea.
However, the official stressed that the White house prefers the sanctions pressure on North Korea. And thus, military action is not the fact that the US “would prefer to do.”
In turn, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley also issued a statement, saying that the UN has virtually exhausted all options for a peaceful resolution of the North Korea issue.
“We see that they continue to be provocative, they continue to be reckless,” she said, adding that the head of the U.S. Department of defense James Mattis have a whole set of options in this regard.
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