The Minister of defense of the United States James Mattis, commenting on the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula and the aggressive rhetoric of recent days between Washington and Pyongyang, said that the possibility of war with North Korea exists. However, the US does not plan to start it first.
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Speaking to reporters, the head of Pentagon underlined that the USA will strike on the DPRK only in case of direct threat to national security, that is, the launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK towards the us borders.
“Our specialists are able to determine the trajectory of North Korean missiles seconds after launch… If it becomes clear that it is directed towards the GUAM, such attack will be given a military response”, – quotes the statement of the Mattis Reuters.
We will remind, earlier it became known that the authorities of the DPRK to develop a plan for preemptive attacks on U.S. military facilities located on the island of GUAM in response to threats came from the mouth of US President Donald trump. who promised to answer the “intractable” Pyongyang “by fire and fury, which the world has never seen”.