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Ambassador Hill: ‘Running Out Of Time’ On North Korea [VIDEO]

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

According to a former ambassador to South Korea, North Korea’s successful missile test could be an indication that the U.S. is “running out of time” to deal with the rogue nation.

Following reports that North Korea successfully launched a missile that they say is large enough to hold a nuclear warhead, MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Christopher Hill Monday if this constitutes a real threat to America.

“They’re clearly getting some success with these solid fuel rockets and that’s important because then it kind of takes away the option of maybe shooting them before they take off — that is, directing some kind of counter-missile fire when it’s still on the ground,” Hill said of the type of missile launched.

“And if they have succeeded of putting together some kind of nuclear device, then kind of game’s up, they have nuclear weapons,” he continued. “So I think time is running out for us, I don’t think we’re gonna have that long.”

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