Tommy Vietor, a National Security Council spokesman during the Obama administration, admitted that former President Barack Obama made no progress dealing with North Korea's nuclear program.
Vietor was asked in an interview if Obama would have changed how he handled North Korea.
"I think you can't look at the situation and say, ‘yeah, he would have stayed the course,' right, because we didn't achieve what we needed to achieve, which was to stop their nuclear program," Vietor said.
"We just never got to a place where any progress was made," Vietor said. "You know, this thing was always just cranking along."
Vietor mentioned that sanctions were placed on the rogue country which has threatened its neighbors and the United States.
"There was no, nothing progressed in the way we wanted as a result of those sanctions," Vietor said.
New sanctions were recently placed on North Korea, prompting the country to threaten to strike the U.S. territory of Guam, which put many countries on high alert.