2018 year of ‘extreme danger’ for N Korea

The year 2018 will be one of “extreme danger” with regards to the standoff between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons programs, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has warned.

Speaking to CBS on Sunday, Graham said US President Donald Trump should step up pressure on North Korea, including through threats of military action, to thwart the American adversary from developing nuclear arms.

He predicted there was a 70-percent chance that Washington would take military action against Pyongyang over the next 12 months should the North conduct a seventh nuclear test.

Chances of a nuclear conflict dropped to 30 percent if North Korea decided to test another long-range ballistic missile, said Graham, who supports an interventionist foreign policy.

“We’ve got a chance to deliver fatal blows to bad actors in 2018, but if we blink, God help us all,” the senator warned.

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