Former intel director: N. Korea will be greatest danger for next president
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Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte on Sunday predicted that North Korea would pose the greatest danger for the next president.


In a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Negroponte, who also served as ambassador to the United Nations and later Iraq, was asked how the U.S. should handle North Korea, which this week conducted its fifth nuclear test of the past year.

“I think this is the single most significant danger that the next administration is going to face,” Negroponte said. “Something is going to have to be done about the continuing developments of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities."

He added that a real solution will go further than a U.N. resolution or more sanctions, saying that such measures haven’t seemed to slow the rogue nation’s nuclear ambitions.

“We’re going to have to find a way to really come to grips with this situation so that someday we don’t wake up and learn that the North Koreans have shot a missile that has reached the continental United States,” Negroponte said.