ATLANTA (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving North Korea, Syria or Russia and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs.
The 93-year-old Democrat says Trump must realize that any nuclear exchange could bring “catastrophe for all human beings.” In an interview Wednesday, Carter said even a lesser military attack is “a dangerous thing” that could spiral beyond control.
Trump recently threatened military action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on civilians. Russia has countered that such a move would have “grave repercussions.”
Trump has previously had threatening exchanges with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but now says he’s in talks about having a summit with Kim.
Carter has long advocated that the U.S. deal openly with the insular communist nation.