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World U.S.' Mattis: N.Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

21:15  19 may  2017
21:15  19 may  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U . S . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be “ tragic on an unbelievable scale ” and Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution .

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US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. © SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017.

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution.

"We are going to continue to work the issue," Mattis told a Pentagon news conference. "If this goes to a military solution, it’s going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale. So our effort is to work with the U.N., work with China, work with Japan, work with South Korea to try to find a way out of this situation."

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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