CIA head: No intel indicates US on brink of nuclear war

Politics | World 8/13/2017, 3:57 PM
CIA head: No intel indicates US on brink of nuclear war

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mike Pompeo stated during an interview on Sunday that he has seen "no intelligence" that would indicate the United States is on the verge of a nuclear war with North Korea. "I’ve seen no intelligence to indicate that we’re in that place today,” he told Fox News Sunday.

"Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons test, they develop expertise. They expand the envelope," Pompeo added and stressed that the era of strategic patience with North has come to an end. 

The former Republican congressman's statement comes amid escalated tension between Pyongyang and Washington.

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