Mattis warns North Korea against risking ‘destruction of its people’ reports: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned North Korea Wednesday that it would be ‘grossly’ outmatched in any conflict with the US, telling Pyongyang to stop considering any action that risked ‘the destruction of its people’.

‘The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,’ Mattis said in a statement.

‘The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.’

The Pentagon chief’s comments came a day after President Donald Trump issued an apocalyptic warning to his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un, telling him Pyongyang faced ‘fire and fury’ over its weapons and ballistic missile programs…”

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