There is a 70% chance the Trump administration will order an attack on North Korea if the nation performs another nuclear test, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has estimated.
Mr Graham said the odds were high Donald Trump would attack the country, to prevent Pyongyang from acquiring the capability to target the US mainland with a long-range, nuclear missile.
“I would say there’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Mr Graham said in an interview with the Atlantic.
“If the North Koreans conduct an additional test of a nuclear bomb — their seventh — “I would say 70 percent.”
Mr Graham added that the issue of North Korea had come up during a round of golf with Mr Trump.
“War with North Korea is an all-out war against the regime,” he said.
“There is no surgical strike option. So if you ever use the military option, it’s not to just neut
ralise their nuclear facilities — you gotta be willing to take the regime completely down.” He also said he was “100% convinced ….