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U.S. officials says confrontation with NKorea not imminent

U.S. officials says confrontation with NKorea not imminent

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday", CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he would not be surprised if North Korea carried out another missile test to advance its missile and nuclear programs.

The director also dismissed talk from those in previous administrations who suggested the Trump White House was surprised by a news report that North Korea now has a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be put on an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the U.S.

US intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides.

Asked if that meant that he does not expect any future missile tests, Pompeo said he is "quite confident" that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un "will continue to try to develop a missile program, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test".

Later, Trump stressed that the US military is "locked and loaded" for a potential conflict.

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Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious should people be over the escalating tensions.

"He's pretty isolated today for the first time", he said.

"He responds to adverse circumstances", he said.

China's president, Xi Jinping, made a plea for cool-headedness in a phone conversation with Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the USA military was "locked and loaded".

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"I don't think military action is imminent, but we're on a collision course with North Korea", Graham said on "Fox News Sunday".

The top USA military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is traveling in Asia and expected to meet with leaders in South Korea, Japan and China.

The tough talk capped a week in which long-standing tensions between the countries risked abruptly boiling over.

The North then came out with a threat to lob four intermediate-range "Hwasong-12" missiles near Guam, a tiny US territory some 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) from the North's capital, Pyongyang. "What we need from an intelligence perspective, what is most important is that our communications are clear that the fella who intends to inflict pain on the United States of America understands the USA position in an unambiguous way".

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