US envoy to UN: North Korea nuclear test would be dangerous
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 4:21
- Date Apr 16, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Colonel Oliver tonight -- North Korean leader Kim -- in the new leader speaking publicly for the first time massive celebration.
Was held over the weekend there is on Sunday just a few days after the country's failed missile launches in the headlines.
Our next guest says that President Obama does not stop North Korea soon it could domino.
To a rot spread across the Middle East KT McFarland is the former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
-- Fox News contributors she is joining us now KT.
We do we can laugh I mean what they wanna look at me now let's kind of tackling -- -- my -- that Kim -- on speaking given his appearance in the in the failed missile launched last week.
We can laugh.
But North Korea is really about.
Iran yeah is -- two things number one is is North Korean and of itself.
What they have done in the past when it suffered humiliation is they become very aggressive to try to make up for -- Certainly this was a huge humiliation for the missile to fail the whole world was watching.
This was Kim -- -- big debut on the international stage -- So are they gonna become more aggressive they gonna provoke some kind of crisis with South Korea perhaps one would that -- -- -- about quite negative western tip my had another missile tests are probably have a nuclear -- there is probably have ten nuclear weapons that could tested another nuclear weapon they might do what they did a year got us into South Korean ship -- about an island.
That -- that the South Koreans claim as their own so something like that could happen the problem from our perspective.
30000 trips between north and South Korea right so there's -- North Korean problem but then there's a run.
What's Iran doing well is watching to see can we stop North Korea.
You know the White House said we would have a strong verbal response to the north Koreans while Ferraro says should stop and -- -- Second staff may falls seem I have with -- nuclear program.
And then there's almost a third domino.
Because Israel looks at this and says well can't stop North Korea probably can't stop Iran Obama says he's got our back we don't believe them.
We may have to take things in our own hands OK rather than -- Then what we do because it's not like we're gonna go in and have some sort of -- net dividend is no reason to some sort of attack in North Korea -- -- -- How do you know but here's how you -- you what -- you even to a couple you can do a tiered response first of all.
This how we deal with them we were gonna give them food aid if they stop their programme they didn't they -- Take away the screw that up okay secondly we are banking sanctions on North Korea.
Effective ones President Bush lifted them for another kind of deal -- he was gonna work out sanctions back -- I talked to a UN diplomat.
When we have the sanctions -- have had to go to.
Pyongyang was to kids is collect cash to pay their people because you couldn't cash a check.
And North Korea and the third thing is if they do -- issue one up and -- and off the launch pad shoot it down.
Because you have every right to do it -- your resolutions join with the South Koreans and the Japanese shoot it down.
And we when we look at -- -- -- North Korea and then Iran is intricately linked there.
You -- Syria on top of this and we have a at least a foreign policy.
Situation developing for this White House bid seems to be unwilling to deal with that is that they decide.
Well I think they've they've shown a kind of feckless and most of their responses to things in you don't really know -- -- response going to be a military response.
But it was with Libya or is it gonna be no response but it's really been with Iran.
You know one hand that they try to extend a hand of diplomacy and every time they've done that -- -- there's been a failure.
Look at our Russia when they were gonna reset relations with Russia they canceled the missile shield in hopes of getting Russia's good will help with Iran.
Most of them are you still and then he leans over and says demand as well -- well -- And that I do feel like I get reelected now -- -- actually better deal.
I'll tell Vladimir for it out they say are you still betting on a fairly high likelihood of some sort of military action with Iran by the end of the year involving the United States are now.
I think it if there is a military but -- -- thirty different ways this could unfold yeah and I don't think there's a high probability of any individual one there's a very high probability something's gonna have subs and whether serious bills over to -- -- whether Israel decides to preemptively attack.
Our brands nuclear sites whether there's an accident.
In their very claustrophobic Strait of Hormuz between Iranian ships and American -- something could happen and that it would set off a cascade of events draws him.
Okay KT always good to see you thanks longer.