North Korea will face ‘overwhelming response’ if it uses nuclear weapons, warns US defence chief James Mattis

Kim Jong-un had warned in January that Pyongyang would carry out a long-range missile test in the near future.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned North Korea on Friday (3 February) that Pyongyang would face an “effective and overwhelming” response if it used its nuclear weapons.

The defence chief, who is currently on a visit to its ally South Korea said: “North Korea continues to launch missiles, develop its nuclear weapons programme and engage in threatening rhetoric and behaviour. Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming.”

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The Pentagon said in a statement that the US remains “steadfast” in its “ironclad” commitment to defend South Korea.

Mattis’s warning to Pyongyang comes as Kim Jong-un’s regime continues to ramp up tension in the Korean peninsula by threatening to carry out missile and nuclear tests. In 2016, Pyongyang conducted at least 20 missile tests and two nuclear detonations, defying UN regulations.

Képtalálat a következőre: „North Korea will face 'overwhelming response' if it uses nuclear weapons, warns US defence chief James Mattis”

Meanwhile, South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo said: “Faced with a current severe security situation, Secretary Mattis’ visit to Korea … also communicates the strongest warning to North Korea.”

In January, Kim’s regime had said that the country was close to test-launching a long-range ballistic missile.

Képtalálat a következőre: „North Korea will face 'overwhelming response' if it uses nuclear weapons, warns US defence chief James Mattis”

Additionally, US-based think tank 38 North – which monitors North Korea’s activities – has cautioned that Pyongyang is believed to have resumed operations at its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The plant produces plutonium, which can be used for its nuclear weapons programme, Reuters reported.

Képtalálat a következőre: „North Korea will face 'overwhelming response' if it uses nuclear weapons, warns US defence chief James Mattis”

Repeated threats from Pyongyang have forced Seoul and Washington to step up their defences against North Korea, which led the US to initiate the installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) missile defence system in South Korea.

Hwang Kyo-ahn James Mattis

However, China raised objections to the deployment and said that the anti-missile system’s radar could penetrate its territory. Mattis reassured China and said: “No other nation needs to be concerned about Thaad other than North Korea”.

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