Entire US Senate To Go To White House For North Korea Briefing

Francis Osborne
April 28, 2017

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(Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/U.S. Navy via AP). And the USS Carl Vinson aircraft supercarrier is also headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.

The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea.

After the briefing, some of the U.S. senators also took issue with the absence of specifics on the Trump administration's thinking on North Korea and any potential future actions such as in response to a new nuclear test.

"If the enemies dare opt for the military adventure despite our repeated warnings, our armed forces will wipe the strongholds of aggression off the surface of the earth through powerful preemptive nuclear attacks", Defense Minister Pak Yong Sik said in a speech before a hall filled with the country's top brass and broadcast on state television.

The unprecedented meeting in a building adjacent to the White House reflected the increased American alarm over North Korea's progress in developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland.

Hours before Wednesday's briefings, the top USA commander in the Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, testified in Congress that the United States may need to strengthen its missile defenses given the North Korean threat.

The meeting will be held one day after North Korea marked the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army on Tuesday. "But we will take strong punitive action that the North could not bear if it pushes ahead with one despite the warning". "The same can be said of the U.S.", a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in the statement.

Harris said the THAAD system "will be operational in the coming days".

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The Trump administration has said all options, including a military strike, are on the table.

All 100 senators were invited and transported in buses for the unprecedented, classified briefing.

"We remain open to negotiations towards that goal".

"With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the US homeland", they said.

"China is the key to this", said Sen.

Graham told Fox News he was impressed by Trump's resolve. "North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve".

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The US President says "the status quo" is not acceptable and that the UN Security Council must be ready to impose new sanctions.

The Americans are deeply concerned about advances in North Korea's weapons technology, they believe it could well be capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear warhead before the end of President Trump's first term.

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