Thursday, July 6, 2017

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: US will use force on NoKor if so



The United States cautioned it was ready to use force against North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against the Korean Peninsula for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told a meeting of the UN Security Council that the North's actions were "quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution" and the United States was prepared to defend itself and its allies.

Speaking with his Japanese counterpart on Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis underscored the “ironclad commitment” of the United States to defending Japan and providing “extended deterrence using the full range of U.S. capabilities,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement. Mattis' assurances to Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada came during a phone call to discuss the North Korean test, the statement said.

Source: Reuters

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