Mattis on North Korea: any threat to US will be met with 'massive military response'

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Speaking outside the White House, US defence secretary told Kim Jong-un to de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula

The US defence secretary warned North Korea that any threat to the US or its allies would be met with a “massive military response” on Sunday, as the Trump administration scrambled to respond to Pyongyang’s claim it has tested a powerful hydrogen bomb that can be loaded on to an intercontinental ballistic missile.

“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea,” said James Mattis, speaking outside the White House, but “we have many options to do so”.

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The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.

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