President Trump has held a meeting in the White House Situation Room over issues pertaining to North Korea’s nuclear crisis.
The meeting was led by Pentagon chief General James Mattis and the US military top officer General Joseph Dunford, with discussions pertaining to the tensions between the US and North Korea. Options for preventative military strikes were also discussed.
Kim Jong-Un, leader of North Korea, has refused to give up on his quest for nuclear capable ICBMs, which is seeing the option a peaceful solution becoming less and less likely.
President Trump was briefed on all options for intervention, with this National Security Council and secretary of state Rex Tillerson at his side.
A spokeswoman for the US State Department, Heather Nauert, revealed the Situation Room meeting during a press briefing on Tuesday, which was followed up with a full statement from the White House.
It said: “This morning President Trump met with members of his national security team to receive a briefing from General Mattis and General Dunford.
“The briefing and discussion focused on a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression, or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the US and its allies with nuclear weapons.”
Experts in the field have speculated that the meeting may have been strategically timed given North Korea’s missile testing, and fears of a launch on October 18th.
Almost month has gone by since the last missile test from North Korea, which was aimed at Japan, and came on September 15.
President Trump has been openly vocal in his disdain for the Kim dynasty, and has also criticized the last 25-years of US policy over the North Korean regime. He has also been quoted as saying that only “one thing” will work against North Korea.
Source: Daily Star