Mattis stresses diplomatic resolution


Sep 27, 2017-

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the United States wants to resolve the standoff with North Korea diplomatically and is focused on denuclearising Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. “We maintain the capability to deter North Korea’s most dangerous threats, but we also will back up our diplomats in a manner to keep this as long as possible in the diplomatic realm,” Mattis told reporters in New Delhi, following talks with his Indian counterpart. “Our goal is to solve this diplomatically,” he said.Mattis’ comments come amid escalating rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP) 

Published: 27-09-2017 08:19

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