The following is an excerpt from Ros Krasny | April 23, 2017 | Bloomberg.com |
The White House will hold a briefing for senators with its “four principals” on North Korea as the administration considers its options for dealing with saber-rattling from Pyongyang.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will attend the meeting planned for April 26, the White House said in an advance schedule.
Over the weekend, North Korea detained a U.S. citizen who’d been teaching at a university there as he was leaving the country, according to media reports that cited officials with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang. Three Americans are now being held in the isolated nation.
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