BREAKING: Secretary of Defense James Mattis got a chance to tell North Korea exactly what the United States and the United Nations wants to do, while visiting the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Mattis, with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo, said the United States is ready for war.
Matt said, “North Korean provocations continue to threaten regional and world peace, and despite the unanimous condemnation by the United Nations’ Security Council, they still proceed. As the U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has made clear, our goal is not war, but rather the complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
The DMZ is the de facto border between North and South Korea. It’s four kilometers (2.5 miles) wide, stretches 250 kilometers (160 miles) and is dotted with military guard posts, mines and defensive structures.
It was established by the 1953 armistice agreement which ended the Korean War, though both sides technically remain at conflict as no peace treaty has ever been signed.
North Korean guards and tourist watched Mattis from the other side of the DMZ as he spoke.
Mattis spoke with South Korean and United States military personnel while he visited Seoul. He told them that after “generals or secretaries of defense” are done discussing things, their work is all that really matters.
“It rides on your young shoulders to make this alliance work,” Mattis said.
— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) October 24, 2017
North Korea has been troubling to the Trump administration, especially with the regime claiming great advances in it’s nuclear weapon and missile program. The United States and it’s Asian allies remain on high alert due to the almost daily threats.
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