In a rare occurrence that shows the seriousness of the stand-off with North Korea, The Trump Administration called the entire United States Senate to the White House for a briefing on the issue.
The 100 Senators were reportedly briefed on the ongoing tensions and potential for military conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Secretary of Defence James “Mad Dog” Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dan Coats were in attendance to brief the Senators.
A rare visit
It is very rare for all 100 Senators to visit the White House at the same time, and the Administration is reportedly planning a similar meeting for members of the House of Representatives.
This underscores how concerned the United States is about North Korea. That concern also came forth in a call between US President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, where Trump said North Korea’s “continued belligerance” was “destabilizing” for the world.
“Don’t give us a reason”
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says an attack on a military base or ICBM test by North Korea could lead to US military action.
Ambassador Haley warned North Korea, “Don’t give us a reason,” to fight. Watch as she speaks to the Today Show about the North Korea threat.