Rep. Castro: ‘Best Course of Action’ for Trump on N. Korea Is to Use the U.N. Sanctions
RADDATZ: I'm live now with Congressman Joaquin Castro.
And Congressman Castro, we heard what you said just before the break there about what North Korea might be capable of doing and what we have to watch out for.
You know they had this overnight nuclear test. You’ve seen those pictures of Kim Jong-un with what looks like a miniaturized nuclear weapon on an ICBM.
CASTRO: That’s right. And if the reports are to be believed, then it’s quite possible that they’ve achieved the ability to send a nuclear weapon to the mainland United States.
And so at this point, anybody who’s advocating for military action against North Korea is advocating for military action against a nuclear power who has also made threats against the United States.
I think that the best course of action for Donald Trump now and for the United States is to use the significant sanctions that were passed at the United Nations about three weeks ago, which were the strictest sanctions North Korea has ever existed under, and use those sanctions to work with China, to work with our allies and to marshal the world to choke the economy of North Korea and bring them to the table.