(Max Greenwood, The Hill) – President Trump said Thursday that a “major, major” conflict is possible between the U.S. and North Korea amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program.
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters.
“We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he added.
Tensions rose between the U.S. and North Korea earlier this month when the U.S. announced that it would send a Navy strike group into the west Pacific near the Korean Peninsula amid increasing concern over the reclusive regime’s nuclear weapons program.