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John Kelly: NKorea 'Kinetic Threat' Not Likely, But 'Cyber Threat' Is

NBC's "Meet the Press"

By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 09:41 PM

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Friday that North Korea poses a cyber threat to the United States, but that he doubts there'll be a military strike amid escalating tensions between the two nations.

In an interview with "Meet The Press" that will air Sunday, Kelly said U.S. leaders are being cautious about the nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

"In the case of North Korea, you know, a kinetic threat [missile attack] against the United States right now I don't think is likely, but certainly a cyber threat," Kelly said.

"We would raise various threat levels in the event that something happened and we felt as though that there was a possible threat," he added. "You always want to caution on the side of — come down on the side of caution."

Leaders in Pyongyang have announced a "big event" is coming soon, which U.S. officials believe could be a sixth nuclear test.

Despite its nuclear capabilities, military officials say North Korea does not have the technology to strike the United States with a weapon of mass destruction.

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Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Friday that North Korea poses a cyber threat to the United States, but that he doubts there'll be a military strike amid escalating tensions between the two nations.
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