As U.S. tensions with North Korea escalate, Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he is concerned about a potential military conflict between the two nations.
According to The Christian Post, the Republican senator from South Carolina called North Korea “the greatest immediate threat to the United States.”
"We're getting close to a military conflict because North Korea's marching toward marrying up the technology of an I.C.B.M. [intercontinental ballistic missile] with a nuclear weapon on top that cannot only get to America but deliver the weapon," Graham said in an interview with CBS News.
Graham also urged the Pentagon to stop sending any American personnel to South Korea, due to its proximity to the volatile North.
North Korea has reportedly successfully tested several long-range missiles that could potentially reach the U.S. mainland, as ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported.
Graham added that the Trump administration aims "to deny North Korea the capability to hit America with a nuclear-tipped missile."
"Not to contain it. Denial means preemptive war as a last resort," he continued. "That preemption is becoming more likely as their technology matures," he explained. "Every missile test, every underground test of a nuclear weapon, means the marriage is more likely. I think we're really running out of time."
Graham believes President Trump is handling the North Korea situation in the best way possible: "Everybody before President Trump screwed it up, including Republicans," said Graham. "Now we need to get it right. And I think he's got the right approach. He's got the right team. I hope China will help us. We're running out of time."
Publication date: December 5, 2017