CBRN Assessment

Trump looking for options to 'remove North Korean threat'

11 April 2017

US president Donald Trump has asked his officials to provide him with options to deal with the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea following a meeting between Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, held in Florida on 6-7 April.

Speaking to Fox News, Trump's national security adviser, US Army Lieutenant General HR McMaster, said on 9 April, "North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behaviour. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime. President Xi Jinping and President Trump agreed that this is unacceptable.

"So the president has asked us to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and our allies and partners in that region."

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