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U.S. intelligence chief says North Korea ‘decision time’ is near

2018-02-15 08:45:02       source:Asahi Shimbun

February 14, 2018

The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that time was running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

North Korea presents "a potentially existential" threat to the United States and is likely to conduct more weapons tests this year, Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual hearing on "Worldwide Threats."

"Decision time is becoming ever closer in terms of how we respond to this," Coats said. "Our goal is a peaceful settlement. We are using maximum pressure on North Korea in various ways."

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