Carter: Trump should be wary of military action

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FILE – In a Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, gormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords in London. A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former president does not need further treatment for cancer. The former president apparently shared the good […]

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.

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