Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford right speaks with United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks left at Osan Air Base Sunday Aug. 13 2017 in Pyeongtaek South Korea

He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test, ' Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday.

His comments come amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the rogue nation - over its nuclear program. "It is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate", he said when asked whether North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S.

Mr Pompeo said he was "quite confident" that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would "continue to try to develop" the country's weapons programme.

North Korea is thought to have developed a miniaturized warhead, and a more advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, that would enhance its ability to deliver a nuclear payload against the U.S.

Trump warned last week that North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten his country.

"We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary", Trump told reporters at his golf resort in New Jersey. "We've engaged the world to support that policy", Pompeo said, adding there will no longer be "strategic patience", the policy of former President Barack Obama, which centered on waiting for Pyongyang to return to denuclearization talks while increasing sanctions and pressure on the regime.

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Donald Trump in particular has promised "fire and anger" at North Korea.

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"I've seen no intelligence to indicate we're in that place today", Pompeo said.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo told Fox News Sunday that another North Korean missile test would not come as a surprise amid the rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Several countries have expressed concern with the escalation of the crisis.

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People's Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the United Nations in retaliation for North Korean missile tests.

In response, Mr Trump said North Korea should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happened to Guam.

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