Dana Rohrabacher calls for 'massive cyberattack' against North Korea

Aug 19, 2017, 06:49
Dana Rohrabacher calls for 'massive cyberattack' against North Korea

Military action is "not our preferred pathway", he said, stressing the United States continues to enlist the support of its partners and allies to pressure Pyongyang to the point that it realizes its future is "bleak, and will only become bleaker if they continue this pathway".

Washington is "prepared militarily" to respond, if necessary, he said.

"First, we simply do not have a comprehensive or precise picture of the North Korean nuclear programme, especially when it comes to the number of weapons and delivery vehicles - we do not know for sure where they are located or how well they are protected", a 2016 Stratfor report said. But both Cabinet members sought to rebut the claim.

Rohrabacher, who represents the 48 district of California, said Thursday that the Trump administration "is right to respond with all the urgency the president's words signify".

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"As long as the USA hostile policy and nuclear threat continue, the DPRK ... will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiation table or flinch an inch from the road chosen by itself, the road of bolstering up the state nuclear force", Kim told Guterres according to an account of the phone call given by the North Korea UN mission.

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and four long-range missile launches. A day later, he doubled down on his threat saying a military option against North Korea is "locked and loaded".

Tillerson said the United States wanted dialogue with Pyongyang, but only if it were meaningful. Unfortunately, Trump lacks the good judgment and temperament to deal with the North Korean leadership. "These tough sanctions are being used to force North Korea to come to the table for talks", Moon said.

Once that happens, he says it will be very hard to ever convince them to give it up and misperceived military action by the United States or another country could leads Kim Jong Un to feel just threatened enough to launch a nuclear missile.

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North Korea on August 17 also ruled out suspending its weapons tests.

Rohrabacher was recalling comments he made to constituents on Wednesday. Americans need to recognize that Trump inherited the global threat that is North Korea from George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The exercises also upset China, which says they do nothing to ease tension.

The lack of concessions from the U.S. indicates it's up to North Korea to back down at some point and offer more favourable terms for a compromise.

Bannon also called for a tougher USA stance on trade with China, saying the two powers were in an "economic war".

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