Mattis Says The U.S. Is “Never out of Diplomatic” Options with North Korea

Mattis Says The U.S. Is “Never out of Diplomatic” Options with North Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday took a more tempered approach to North Korea than President Trump, who earlier in the day said “talking is not the answer” for dealing with the rogue nation.

“We are never out of diplomatic solutions,” Mattis told reporters.

Mattis was set to meet with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo at the Pentagon.

“We continue to work together, and the minister and I share a responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations, and our interests,” he added.

The President on Wednesday took to Twitter to downplay the idea of negotiating with the Pyongyang.

via Talking Points Memo

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