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 US ready to defend itself with diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear possibilities, - Trump

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Any threat to the United States or its allies will cause a massive military response, Defense Secretary Mattis added.

Censor.NET reports citing Novinite.com.

The United States is ready to use its nuclear capability if North Korea continues to threaten US territories or allies, the White House said. After the latest provocative nuclear test in Pyongyang, President Donald Trump held a conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They discussed the assertion that North Korean regime test of a hydrogen bomb.

"President Trump reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protect our homeland, territory and allies with all the diplomatic, conventional and nuclear capabilities we have," the White House said in a statement.

"Any threat to the United States or its allies will cause a massive military response," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said after meeting with President Trump.

Read more: North Korea fired unidentified ballistic missile

Pyongyang announced that a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, which can be uploaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile, was successfully conducted. Mattis pointed out that Washington does not want total destruction on any country, specifically North Korea. Meanwhile, Donald Trump warned that the United States could end trade with any country that has business relations with Pyongyang.

The European Union has criticized the new nuclear test by North Korea and said it was a violation of the U.N. SC resolutions and a serious threat for international security.


 
 
 
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