U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis said on Monday that North Korea is the “most urgent and dangerous” threat to world peace and security.
“North Korea’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope,” Mattis said in his written testimony for the House Committee on Armed Services, The Daily Caller reported.
“The most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security is North Korea,” the statement added.
“The regime’s nuclear weapons program is a clear and present danger to all.”
“The regime’s provocative actions, manifestly illegal under international law, have not abated despite United Nations’ censure and sanctions,” he said.
North Korea has tested a diverse collection of new and improved missiles this year, including an intermediate-range ballistic missile, medium-range ballistic missile, short-range Scud variant, coastal defense cruise missile, and a surface-to-air missile. Pyongyang has warned that a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile is “not too far away.”
“North Korea has been on a relentless path to field a nuclear-armed ICBM that can reach the United States,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford testified during Monday’s hearing.
Last year, the North tested around two dozen missiles and two nuclear weapons, with the reclusive regime claiming that it can now mount a nuclear weapon on a ballistic missile. The program is advancing at an accelerated pace.
“We always assume that with a testing program they get better with each test,” Mattis explained last month.
Mattis said that North Korea “is a direct threat to the United States.”
General, do whatever it takes to wipe them off the earth!
We have needed to do that in the Mideast for 30 years and no one had the fortitude or stomach for it!
God Bless America!
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