June 09, 2023

N.Korea as big a threat as ISIS and al-Qaeda: CIA director nominee

Hearing comes as defense secretary nominee suggests S.Korea, Japan pay more for military support

Mike Pompeo, Trump's nominee for director of the CIA, told the U.S. Senate on Thursday that North Korea remains one of the most significant international threats to the United States.

Pompeo, a conservative Republican from Kansas, expressed concern over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threats in an around three-hour confirmation hearing at the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.