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And tonight tensions on the Korean Peninsula are not easing in the White House is denying a pentagon intelligence report that the north -- capable of arming a ballistic missile.
With a nuclear warhead but at the moment the situation remains tense.
Secretary of state John Kerry delivered a very stern message while in Seoul South Korea warning Pyongyang.
Not to conduct a missile tests in sold with the very latest on all of this and much much more is our very own Greg Powell -- right.
John secretary of state John Kerry is in their region and he has his hands full.
He met on Friday in Seoul with the officials he is trying to head off a possible missile test by North Korea.
He said it would be a huge mistake they would further isolate Pyongyang and if the young leader there Kim Jong -- -- also dealt with that.
Pentagon report which claimed that North Korea could be close to putting a nuclear warhead on its ballistic missiles he called it.
In accurate but he also warned that Pyongyang is making dangerous advances.
For its part in North Korea said on Friday it would never abandon its nuclear program.
As residents in Pyongyang prepared for the birthday Monday of North Korean founder -- song.
That is a possible target date for that launch.
Very also said that the US is in favor of new talks and new aid going to North Korea.
Once it recognize the international demands for that country to rein in its nuclear program.
Next stop China that North Korean ally is key all the match.
-- -- -- thanks great -- were react to all of this -- alarming developments Fox News military analyst Jack -- author of the impossible state North Korea past and future Victor -- he is also the former director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council.
Victor let me start with you it is it the they have the potential for nukes or not or -- they close.
They're very close John I mean this has been a 25 year effort.
To develop long range ballistic missiles tipped with nuclear weapons they can reach the United States.
And they're willing to sacrifice everything including the welfare their own people.
Allowing two million people -- die of starvation in order to make this happen so they are getting close and there's nothing right now to stop them is.
Is it isn't that they're close is there any potential lead then there -- the world doesn't know yet.
I think most people believe that they're not there yet last December they tested -- space launch vehicle that was based on ballistic missile launch technology that has that succeeded.
Which means that they may have a range of up to 6000 kilometers which would put Hawaii Alaska.
-- West Coast of the United States -- range.
But no expert is absolutely certain right now whether they have a miniaturized device they can put on top of that long range ballistic missile that came what are -- thoughts.
Well I think they're probably pretty close to me -- is is your colleague indicated they've been -- a long term journey here.
You know to do this that we've we've got -- you know -- back a little bit what do they wanna nuclear weapon they wanted to guarantee to preservation.
All the regime.
All they go to res -- the regime by fire a nuclear weapon at someone I doubt it.
But they want nuclear power status as much as Pakistan.
What is disturbing.
In your introduction Sean.
Is that what.
The pattern of North Korea behavior from -- grandfather to the father and now to the sun has been gain attention.
And seek concessions.
And that's strategy and I want worked -- they get money every time it's going to work again this stuff.
You see you think.
Don't remind him Egypt and -- and every time.
Egypt wants F sixteen's they get him if they want money they get it I mean so every time they have played this game they've gotten more money.
Even though they they don't abide by a -- world standards in terms nuclear weapons why would we be stupid enough to give them another dime.
We if yes give me that I I don't believe we should be making any concessions to them whatsoever.
I think that did the resolve and the steadfastness that the administration.
Showed initially on in the crisis.
Making certain South Koreans understood that we had give -- by bring -- a B twos and B fifty twos and a maritime ships.
Close into the danger zone.
And also -- in north Koreans reminding them that we have a significant nuclear capability ourselves.
And then now to be back in a way it's to South Korean president is talking to a legislature.
About having discussions with the north Koreans.
I'm sure she is gonna make that recommendation -- secretary Kerry mr.
that is going to be what we're gonna do then.
This will close another chapter where they get what they want and just -- that will produce a follow on chapter at some point because it works.
Missed -- shot what do you what do you think about this what do you make of Kim Jung on these very very young he's been doing a lot of Saber rattling in and although some question whether or not.
He's even actually the person that's in power whether or not it's a military or whether or not -- and an older and what do you make about that and glean from his behavior which seems somewhat bizarre -- what -- -- in the united state.
Well first saw son as he said this guy's 2829.
And he's trying to run this country with a bunch of military generals.
And he thinks it's a video game I mean he thinks he's playing a video game and he's doing all this stuff pushing beyond.
Anything we've seen before.
And I think I agree with the general you know sending these -- is he's fifty B fifty twos.
It's a good way to show this young -- that he's getting close to the line and he better stop this kind of stuff from.
From continuing -- -- -- what the United States should do.
You know I know we get into another -- -- what we start giving them things to maintain the peace it's gonna get us nowhere.
So we have to focus on the sanctions -- four UN Security Council resolutions.
-- -- to clamping down on luxury goods for the leadership and all sorts of other things that finance a proliferation that's where the action has to be.
All right gentlemen thanks for being Willis will continue to monitor obviously until this comes to some conclusion -- comes to -- head.
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