Susan Rice, National Security Adviser to former President, Barack Obama, has urged President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power, Breitbart reports.
While writing in criticism of President’s Trump threat of “fire and fury” on New York Times, she said, “History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea in the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War.”
Rice also in an attack against the deputy assistant to the president, Dr Sebastian Gorka, further urged Gen. John Kelly, White House chief of staff, to stop Trump.
She wrote, “John Kelly, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, must assert control over the White House, including his boss, and curb the Trump surrogates whipping up Cuban missile crisis fears.”
Rice stressed the fact that Trump’s stance and comments was “unprecedented and especially dangerous” and that America would have to be cautious about its response to Pyongyang.
She, however, defended Obama’s actions in response to North Korea, boasting of the ability of the erstwhile administration in putting them “on edge” by conducting joint military exercises with South Korea and introducing more economic sanctions, she thus urged the present administration to follow suit despite growing hostility from the regime.
She concluded by saying, “Rational, steady American leadership can avoid a crisis and counter a growing North Korean threat,”. “It’s past time that the United States started exercising its power responsibly.”