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CIA chief says ‘nothing imminent’ in US showdown with North Korea – The Guardian

The CIA chief also appeared Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation where host John Dickerson asked about reports that North Korea’s nuclear program is moving faster than observers had believed. Pompeo pushed back, “That’s actually not true. It’s not moving faster than policymakers knew.”

“I’ve heard some say, I think Susan Rice said, ‘We just need to learn to live with this.’ President Trump finds that unacceptable,” Pompeo added. “This is not a leader for whom containment is a policy that makes sense for American national security.”

Asked how worried people should be, Pompeo told Sunday: “There’s nothing imminent today.” He added, “But make no mistake about it #8230; the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat.”

While Mike Pompeo tries to reassure Sunday viewers, he notes another missile test by Pyongyang would not come as a surprise

Pompeo declined to tell Sunday how long it might be before North Korea could carry out such a nuclear attack on the US mainland. “It is probably fair to say that they are moving towards that at an ever alarming rate,” he said.

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