Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, has claimed President Trump’s recent missile strikes against the Syrian military were a sign the White House was “prepared to engage in activities that are different from what America has been doing these past few years”.
He also said the world was “closer now than we have ever been” to nuclear action by the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.
The US has reportedly drawn up plans for a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea in response to the growing threat of North Korea.
The US nuclear warning system DefCon has been also upgraded to threat level four
The aftermath of a US missile strike launched at Syria in retaliation over a chemical weapons attack
Mr Pompeo also warned that rogue states such as Iran should “take note”.
Iran was put on notice by the US after the nation test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile which challenged a previous agreement with the UN Security Council.
Tensions mounted between the two nations as President Trump later announced sanctions against the Muslim-majority nation.
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[The White House is] prepared to engage in activities that are different from what America has been doing these past few years
Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo
China has also warned that military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear weapon’s programme could break out “at any moment” as a stand off with the US approached breaking point.
Experts fear Kim Jong-un may launch a nuclear test this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il-sung, who found the communist state.
The US nuclear warning system DefCon has been upgraded to threat level four as tensions continue to escalate between the Kim regime and Trump administration.
Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo
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President Trump has also said he will take on North Korea without the support of China if necessary.
North Korea has vowed it will go to war if it is provoked.
The secretive state has flexed its military muscle as it unveiled its deadly submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time at a military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday morning.