09 Aug '17, 5pm

Mattis: North Korea nuke attack would result in “end of its regime" https://t.co/yPwOEalDqc

WASHINGTON – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “should take heed” and stop the nuclear threats that could lead to the destruction of his people, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Wednesday. North Korea must “stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis warned Wednesday in a prepared statement. “The [North Korean] regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict if it initiates,” Mattis said. It was Mattis’ first public comments on North Korea since President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened “fire and fury” if North Korea does not stop its increasingly threatening tests of both intermediate range and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Mattis’ statement struck a more bellicose tone than usual, highlighting the increased pressure and risk the U.S. is under. On Tuesday several news outlets confirmed that the i...

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