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Coons: Senate May Need to Support Military Action in North Korea

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware.) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 08:42 PM

Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Saturday said the situation with North Korea was a "dangerous reality" and the Senate may need to step up and support military action, CNN reports.

Coons also criticized President Donald Trump for tweeting about North Korea’s recent missile test, saying the situation was "no longer reality TV" and the social media platform was no way to conduct diplomacy. 

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Saturday despite international pressure to stop its testing. The missile blew up in North Korean territory over land and was swiftly condemned by Japanese and South Korean leaders.

"North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!" Trump tweeted shortly after.

Coons said Trump was "recognizing that his only constructive path forward on North Korea is to engage China, to make sure that China sees this as being as much their problem as our problem," but that complimenting China on Twitter didn't count as diplomacy.

"The way to conduct diplomacy is not through Twitter but by leadership by the National Security team at the Trump administration," Coons added.

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Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Saturday said the situation with North Korea was a "dangerous reality" and the Senate may need to step up and support military action, CNN reports.
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