Gorka: Japan And South Korea Agreed To "Ratchet Up" The "Peaceful Pressure" On North Korea; Trump Giving China "One More Try"


Deputy assistant to President Trump for national security matters Sebastian Gorka provides insight about the president's meetings with other G-20 leaders this week about North Korea on Fox News Channel's 'Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro.'

"He met at the G-20 with the President of South Korea and the PM of Japan, Abe. They sat down. They want to ratchet up the pressure. The U.S., Japan, and South Korea are going to call for a new U.N. Security Council resolution against the North," he told Pirro.

"He also met with [Chinese Premier] Xi Jinping, they reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearize the whole penninsula."

"So we're taking action -- right now peaceful action," Gorka said. "It is a campaign of peaceful pressure. We're going to see if it works."

"If it doesn't work, there are other options," he noted about the strategy of "peaceful pressure."

"The president has been clear, this [missile test] is a grave, grave escalation," Gorka said.

"We're going to give it one more try, but all the options are on the table," Gorka also said.

Later in the interview, Pirro asked Gorka about statements he made a few months ago that U.S. cyber attacks might be causing North Korea's missile tests to fail: "Cyber warfare is certainly on the table as well?"

Gorka responded: "If you understand how to rudder the ship of state, then you don't just talk non-kinetically. That is the last eight years. The empty rhetoric of leading from behind. This president, in just a few weeks, has shown the world he understands how force has to back up diplomacy. But between peace and war there is a massive scale of other options. And we're not going to comment on live television -- even with our friends -- what we do or do not do in the cyber domain, but there are lots of tools. We are a hyper-power. Judge. We are not a super-power, we are a hyper-power. And we have lots of things we can do covertly and otherwise."

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