MOSCOW (Sputnik) — NATO diplomats are only just beginning to discuss an Article 5 collective response to North Korea if it decides to attack one of the allies, the US ambassador to the military bloc said Thursday.
"We believe it is a common threat. If it becomes a successful possibility it will not be just America, it will be a much more problematic situation and I think that is beginning to come to the forefront," Kay Bailey Hutchison told the Washington Post.
"There are so many steps that would have to be taken before we would get to that point, and it would depend on what kind of attack it is, where it is," Hutchison said.
Pyongyang has launched several missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent months, raising concerns among its neighbors. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has also threatened to "tame" US President Donald Trump with fire, including hitting the US territory of Guam and West Coast.