Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, stated on Tuesday that Donald Trump needs to stop the “casual talk” about North Korea.
“Casual talk by the President or Vice President – or tweets – about solving the North Korea problem with military force risk a confrontation that could quickly and unpredictably embroil the region in a shooting war,” he said in a statement Tuesday.
“None of the military options that are on the table is the least bit attractive,” added Schiff.
“If North Korea responds to military threats with further missile or nuclear tests, or a limited conventional strike against South Korea, President Trump may be forced to back up his strong words with military action or appear a paper tiger.”
Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that Trump and the U.S. has created “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute.”
“[North Korea] is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S..”
Trump has been taking to Twitter lately to speak about North Korea. He urged China to take action against the Asian nation.
“I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea,” he tweeted last week. “If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.”