Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a warning to North Korea on Wednesday calling on the hermit nation to “cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people.”
“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said in a written statement, going on to say the “regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.”
Mattis also called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to work with the international community.
“Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who agree the DPRK poses a threat to global security and stability,” he said.
North Korea’s rhetoric peaked on Wednesday as they threatened to attack Guam with 4 missiles.