Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, warned North Korea following raised tensions between the U.S. and the hermit state over their nuclear weapon ambitions.
“(President Donald Trump is) not going to contain the threat, he’s going to stop the threat,” Graham said during an interview with “CBS This Morning.”
The Senator said the United States is “absolutely” ready to act on the threat from North Korea, the day after President Trump warned they would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if they continued to make threats against the U.S.
“There are two scenarios where we would go to war with North Korea,” Graham added.
“If they attacked Guam, or some other American interest or our allies. Or if they try to keep developing an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top to hit the homeland. We would act. President Trump has basically drawn a red line. Saying that he’ll never allow North Korea to have an ICBM missile that can hit America with a nuclear weapon on top. He’s not going to let that happen.”
Graham warned that he doesn’t “want to trust one intel report, we’ve learned from Iraq that you do need to be cautious.”
The Senate Armed Services Committee added that “if there was going to be a war, it would be in the region, not in America.”
“When (Russian President Vladimir) Putin says that, you know, he didn’t interfere in our election — he was lying. When the Ayatollah (Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran) said he wasn’t trying to build a nuclear bomb — he’s lying. When (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) says he didn’t use chemical weapons — he’s lying. This man, Kim Jong Un, is not lying.”