Pentagon chief James Mattis warned that the United States would be willing to give a massive military response in the case of DPRK nuclear weapons.
“We need to clearly understand that any attack on US or our allies will lead to the fact that we inflict the attacker’s defeat. And any use by North Korea of nuclear weapons will get a massive and effective military response,” he said during his visit to Seoul.
Mattis stressed that the United States will never recognize North Korea as a nuclear power.
“North Korea has made more urgent the threat that it poses to its neighbors, working on unnecessary missile and nuclear programs,” added Minister of defense.