Washington. 27 Oct. INTERFAX – the U.S. Secretary of defense Jim Mattis said that Washington is determined to force North Korea to pursue nuclear disarmament, told the Associated Press. Mattis has accused North Korea that its missile and nuclear program “threatens another catastrophe” and stressed that the current administration of the United States remains true to its commitment to force North Korea to complete nuclear disarmament.
Pentagon chief during the visit to South Korea, visited the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. He, according to the Agency, “expressed solidarity” with South Korea and stressed that the United States stand with South Korea “shoulder to shoulder” in the face of threats from North Korea.
Before the visit, the Minister stated that the administration of President Donald trump is in favor of solving the North Korean issue through diplomatic means, however, ready to military action in case the DPRK will not abandon the development of its missile and nuclear programs. Further improvement of rocket-nuclear potential of North Korea threatens the United States, including providing the possibility of a DPRK missile attack, possibly nuclear.
The head of the CIA Mike Pompeo claimed that North Korea just a few months, developments in the nuclear field in order to be able to attack the United States.
Earlier, the defence Ministry of South Korea said that during the visit, Mattis South Korean counterpart, sung-Yong Mu “thoroughly discuss” the issues of threats from North Korea and coordination of appropriate responses, including “extended confrontation”.