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

North Korea's regime must go, and the U.S. has options to make that happen

  North Korea's regime must go, and the U.S. has options to make that happen America must weaponize against the Kim regime the most powerful of passions—hope for a better future. To be clear, helping the North Korean regime pass into the dust bin of history won’t be easy, and the costs of reunification—easily in the trillions of dollars—will be a bill not easy to pay. But the costs of a nuclear war, by accident or intent, with millions dead and large sections of Asia and possibly even America turned into atomic wastelands is too grim to bear. It’s time to consider a different path—and the most obvious one.

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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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