Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:
WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) - While acknowledging that political leaders in China are likely “freaked out” over the troubling developments in North Korea, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is hedging her bets on whether leader Kim Jong-un is willing to follow through on his threats of nuclear war.
“We’re prepared for missile interception,” according to McCaskill. “We’re prepared for whatever step this young man thinks he needs to make to prove that he’s not an irresponsible young man. Which if he takes any of these steps will, in fact, prove that he’s an irresponsible young man.”
McCaskill still believes that China holds the ultimate key to any hope of diffusing the white-knuckle tension that’s engulfed the Korean peninsula.
“I think China is freaked out,” she maintains. “And make no mistake about it..if China lowers the boom on North Korea, they (North Korea) are beyond an impoverished nation. They are destitute and…
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