Published: Fri, January 26, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

CIA Head Admits Having Inspired US Sanctions Against Venezuela

CIA Head Admits Having Inspired US Sanctions Against Venezuela

He also acknowledged that North Korea has made rapid progress in their development of their ballistic missile program but denied recent reports that the USA intelligence community had misjudged the DPRK's capabilities on this front.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at "Intelligence Beyond 2018", a forum hosted by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2018.

April 25 has been honored as the anniversary so far, as it is claimed to be the day when late founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, established the Korean People's Revolutionary Army, in 1934.

"The logical next step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons that is not one, not a showpiece, not something to drive on a parade route", he said.

Pompeo stressed North Korea's covert arms trade to countries such as Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela could trigger a global nuclear arms race.

He said that North Korea was "a handful of months" from the ability to "hold America at risk" and he said the Central Intelligence Agency was focused on ensuring that "a year from now they are still several months away".

"It appears Kim Jong-un is trying to build up his own, independent regime rather than rely on past merits and the significance of the resistance against Japanese imperialism", Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul told UPI.

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"It is important for the North to stop provocations and come out for talks".

Despite his warning, Mr Pompeo doesn't think a North Korean attack on the United States is imminent.

A few homes have been singled out, sources said, after they consumed frozen potatoes they meant to hand over to officials come collection time.

In interviews previous year with Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers, Mueller's team focused on whether Trump had asked them to lean on former FBI Director James Comey, the sources said. We're going to set the date, and we're not going to lose a thing. "But it is still the case that if we haven't gotten there, it is still a secondary mission to ensure that we keep them from having that capability", he said. "We put together a team of hundreds, worked every intelligence channel, and in short order delivered to the president the three basic facts with some certainty", said Pompeo.

"We're not quite where we need to be", Pompeo said.

The CIA chief, a former GOP Congressman, is one of the president's biggest supporters in the administration, and has even lied to protect him.

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