"The logical next step will be to develop an arsenal of weapons", he said.
"North Korea is a proliferation risk ... if they have nuclear weapons, or if Iran makes advances in their" nuclear abilities, "then many other countries" are "going to say me too!"
The CIA chief also noted that Kim appears to seek Korean reunification on his terms, not just protection of his regime, by pursuing the nuclear capability.
US intelligence officials believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is rational, ambitious and is not likely to settle for simply using his country's nuclear weapons program to stay in power.
"Thus the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) at last came to possess a powerful and reliable war deterrent, which no force and nothing can reverse", he told the Geneva forum, as quoted by Reuters.
Rocket Lab leads the way in new space race
Today's successful launch will do wonders for the space community in New Zealand, according to an academic. Compared to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, a neck-straining 180-feet tall, the Electron is very small.
He also cast doubt on whether Kim is well-briefed enough on developments to make wise decisions.
Many in Israel and elsewhere viewed Trump's strike as having returned some credibility to United States deterrence and to its adversaries taking a U.S. threat to use force more seriously after a perception in the later years of the Obama administration that such threats were for show.
Further, he said that North Korea's nuclear program had advanced "at a very rapid clip".
"The intelligence community on this one actually understood the capability and the testing capacity", he said.
Pompeo added that United States spies could easily miss an nuclear weapon transactions.
The CIA is preparing "a range of options" for President Donald Trump to deal with North Korea, the latest indication that the White House could order a strike against the rogue regime. "But we have officers all around the world working diligently to make sure that we do everything we can to support the USA pressure campaign, and to tighten the sanctions in such a way that we have the opportunity to prevail and achieve the American President's mission, which is the de-nuclearization of the peninsula".
Questions about the president's ability to absorb information first arose previous year when National Security Council officials told reporters they used Trump's name in "as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned" and that they used visuals aids to help keep the president engaged. We are counting on the fact that he'll see it.
The rocket is destined for Earth's neighbor Mars where it will send a very special payload into orbit around the red planet. Instead, Musk will launch a Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" into "a billion year elliptic Mars orbit".
Her popularity was further eroded by accusations of nepotism for appointing her sons to top government positions. She served two six-year terms, but her administration was caught up in corruption scandals.
The iOS 11.3 update is expected to be available from during Spring, or March to May, Channel NewsAsia understands. Notably, the new version also packs up specific vital features that enhance the performance of iPhone's battery.
Big Little Lies won a string of awards this month, including Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild gongs for Kidman and Skarsgard. The news comes on the heels of Streep receiving an Oscar nomination for her leading role in Steven Spielberg's " The Post ".
The scoring machine put the home side in front with a powerful header from James Rodriguez' corner with a half hour remaining. He said: "In the midfield, we would want someone who has played at the very top level and will help us compete for trophies".
ET. "I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. I thought the time was right to say thank you to all of my fans around the world and to say goodbye.
A Tulsa medical life support helicopter landed near Quinton High School's Event Center. "The fire is containing itself right now". Morris said anyone wanting to check on their relatives can contact the Pittsburg County Sheriff's office at 918-423-5858.
He was, though, an assistant head coach for three seasons - two while he was a defensive backs coach and last season as DC. Wilks, 48, spent last season as defensive coordinator of the Panthers after five seasons as the team's secondary coach.
Independent Co UK French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to shut all of his country's coal-fired power plants by 2021. The event was co-ordinated with a series of pledges amounting to $3 billion from companies including Toyota.
Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force. The first one is Dragon Ball FighterZ's launch trailer, which shows the game's insane action in all its unadulterated glory.
Abbas last week denouced USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as "the slap of the century". Many members of his right-wing coalition reject a two-state solution.
The XFL Is Returning In 2020
Vince McMahon , seen in 2000 announcing the XFL's original launch, announced Thursday he is resurrecting the football league. Competition will begin with eight teams of 40-man rosters and what McMahon called a "faster, more fan-centric game".
First look at Brie Larson in costume as Captain Marvel
This makes a lot of sense, as from what we know of the plot, it is set to bring in Mar-Vell into the Carol Danvers origin story. So this is probably from an earlier point in the movie, before she starts wearing her more well known color scheme.
Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' to take place on January 31
The total eclipse begins at 6.21pm, shortly after, the moon will take on a copper-red tint as it rises above the eastern horizon. The second type is Monthly Blue Moon , known as the second Full Moon in a Georgian month as opposed to the usual one Full Moon.
Oil climbs above $65 for first time in more than three years
Gasoline inventories rose by 3.1 million barrels and stocks of distillate fuels, which include diesel, were up by 639,000 barrels. West Intermediate Texas (WTI) futures were also trading higher, by $1.01, or 1.59%, at $64.58/Bbl at 11.14 a.m. (EST).