McMaster calls aircraft carrier deployment toward Korean Peninsula ‘prudent’

The new deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula is "prudent," White House National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster says.

"It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it? North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior,” McMaster said on "Fox News Sunday." “The president has asked us to be prepared give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and to our allies and partners in the region.”

Referring to a the just-finished U.S. visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, McMaster said that President Donald Trump and Xi both agreed on the threat posed by North Korea’s recent missile tests and nuclear weapons development.

“President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” McMaster said.

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