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Let's head back overseas because the US is sending a warning now to North Korea.
Flying stealth jets into the airspace to the south in an effort to prevent rising tensions from leading to an all out war.
But North Korea's latest threat to suggests.
That it may be too late this time and that has a lot of people very concerned of course regime -- declare that there already.
In a quote state of war with America's ally South Korea so what does this mean for our military posture in that region.
Joined now by Republican -- Tennessee senator Bob worker he's ranking member.
On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is just back from a visit to the Korean Peninsula senator always good to have you with us good morning and welcome.
Martha thank you good to be with you thank you what's your reaction all of this and what what did you learn when you're there.
Well I sat down for about an hour and a half what general farm and are four star general in charge of the 2800218500.
Troops that we have there and obviously.
-- charge of the combined efforts that we have with South Korea and also met with president -- And their foreign minister and others I think that I don't think anything's gonna happen at present this is part of you know live north -- later has historically been bellicose.
I know people are on alert.
The thing I think that concerns people most as some kind of provocation that ends up getting out of control but -- I get proud that this probably.
What this leads still as -- fact that we need a solution to the fact that we have a basically have nuclear us North Korea and I think.
Country that can play the biggest role in this as China North Korea's very dependent upon -- for.
-- its economic well being which is not particularly good but China is the biggest player in this and I met with Chinese leaders about this time issue there's no question that.
The US and China are the biggest players China is the biggest by far and they're the ones that need to really play a big role in and and konduz senator -- North Korea.
When you put that to them to the Chinese representatives what was their reaction what are they get an -- You know they put it back to us and I think what that means is that our two parties in the US and China I've got to figure out a way forward to to deal with North Korea I mean what's happening there Martha's people -- South Korea are now beginning to -- to nuclear arouse themselves I think two thirds of the people in South Korea -- like to see.
Nuclear weapons as part of what they have you got Japan is sitting just short ways away and obviously it feels very threatened by North Korea so we're gonna end up in a situation that's very different down over very different case down the road if we.
Don't calls this rogue regime to come under control and do away with the nuclear weapons they have they're no doubt they're going to be involved also -- and proliferation and other places.
You're bigger task every minute it just -- -- quick reaction from you on this immigration.
Issue and whether or not you think that your any closer to sort of having some kind of legislation to talk about as a senator.
You know mark we've got eight senators working on that they've agreed to for talking points and I have to change take those talking points too complex legislation -- all working hard on it.
I'm on away and -- -- see that legislation but I think most of us want to see them try to get to.
A place where they can agree on something that we can look at that and then we'll go through -- Judiciary Committee and other committees.
Jurisdiction but I really don't know other than what I'm rating in the press as to where they are and I look forward to when we get back next week getting a firsthand account from those people that are involved.
Many thanks Senator Clinton always good to speak with you thank you thank you sir thank you.
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