U.S. Secretary of Defense Issues Stern Warning to North Korea

politics
September 03, 2017

Early Sunday, Nikki Haley announced that the United States and her allies have called an emergency meeting for tomorrow to discuss the threat of North Korea. Now, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a statement about what he called the "latest military provocation on the Korean Peninsula," reported CNN.  

Mattis warned that there would be "massive military response" if North Korea threatens to attack the United States. This came hours after the Communist nation announced it had completed a successful hydrogen bomb test. 

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"We have many military options, and the president wanted to be briefed on each one of them," Mattis told reporters outside the White House. "Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies, will be met with a massive military response—a response both effective and overwhelming.

Mattis promised an "ironclad" American commitment to its regional allies. He also said that Kim Jong-un should "take heed of the United Nations Security Council's unified voice." 

"All members unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses and they remain unanimous in their commitment to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. 

Mattis concluded his statement by saying the United States is not looking for the "total annihilation of a country," but they have "many options" to do so if the need arises. 

What do you think about the latest escalation? Will there be war with North Korea in the near future? Let us know in the comments. Also, don't miss President Trump's call for a day of pray. We need it in the United States in this time of uncertainty and natural disaster. 

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