The Minister of defense of the United States James Mattis took part in the national security Council in the White house, which said that the US can destroy North Korea. According to the head of the Pentagon, Washington has all the capabilities to protect against threats from North Korea, whose authorities officially announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb.
The us President Donald trump held a White house meeting of national security Council convened after North Korea’s new nuclear test. Following the meeting, the Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis said the United States does not aspire to a “complete destruction” of the DPRK, but have the capabilities to do so.
“We are committed to the complete destruction of any country, particularly North Korea. As I said, we have many variants how to do it”, — told reporters the head of the Pentagon.
The US is able to respond to a military response to any threat, including a threat to the allies. In this case the answer will be “massive and superior”.
“Any threat to the U.S. territories or the territories of our allies will meet a military response — both massive and beyond,” said Mattis.
The U.S. defense Secretary said that the President of the United States Donald trump is familiar with the military versions of events around the Korean Peninsula. While trump has expressed a desire to see each of the military options.
“We have many military options, the President had wanted him to be acquainted with each of them. We clearly stated that we have the ability to protect ourselves and our allies — South Korea and Japan from any attack. And our commitment to our allies is unwavering,” said James Mattis.
In the consultations in the White house but the Pentagon chief James Mattis was attended by the chief of staff of the presidential administration of John Kelly and other high-ranking members of the military.
“We’ll see”, – said the American leader. The US President quoted by Reuters news Agency.
Extreme concern in the US has caused the recent test by North Korea of a hydrogen bomb.
North Korean authorities have once again successfully announced the last nuclear weapons test on Sunday morning. This time was tested thermonuclear warhead that can be mounted on an Intercontinental ballistic missile.