27 Oct '17, 6am

Mattis pushes for diplomacy with North Korea during DMZ visit

Mattis pushes for diplomacy with North Korea during DMZ visit

SEOUL, South Korea – With North Korean soldiers watching his every move, the U.S. defense secretary pressed for diplomacy with the communist state on Friday but insisted it must stop provocations and abandon its nuclear weapons program. Mattis also expressed solidarity with South Korea during a visit to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, accusing the North of threatening others with a “catastrophe.” “I’m here today to reinforce the United States’ ironclad commitment to the South Korean people,” he said, standing just a few feet away from the Military Demarcation Line that separates the two countries in the truce village of Panmunjom. With his South Korean counterpart beside him, Mattis said “we stand shoulder to shoulder with you, with your soldiers and with your people in confronting the threat posed by the Kim Jong Un regime.” Several North Korean soldier...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/mattis-pushes-for-di...

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