[VIDEO] U.S. Keeps Its Military Threat Alive While Pressing North KoreaPosted: April 26, 2017
Senators briefed at WH by military, intelligence officials.
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North Korea’s advancing nuclear-weapons program.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, one of those who briefed senators at a classified briefing hosted by the White House on Wednesday, also plans to host a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, where he will propose international officials redouble efforts to enforce economic sanctions and isolate North Korea.
North Korea’s Missile Advancements
The State Department said Mr. Tillerson is considering harsh measures such as asking other countries to shut down North Korea’s embassies and other diplomatic facilities.
Meanwhile, the top U.S. military commander for Asia said in testimony before a House committee that while the U.S. was amassing naval military force near the Korean Peninsula, a diplomatic outcome was the administration’s preference…. (read more)