US forces are ready to give a “massive military response” in the event of a threat to American territories or allies of Washington from North Korea. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon James Mattis, reports Reuters.
“It will be effective and overwhelming response,” he said, adding that the United States did not seek the complete destruction of North Korea.
At the end held in the White house emergency meeting under the leadership of the President of the United States Donald trump is dedicated to previously conducted nuclear test in the DPRK, Mattis said that the President was given the options of military action against Pyongyang. However, he clarified that the US has “plenty of options” solution to the current situation.
Earlier, the Minister of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that his Department is developing a new package of sanctions against the DPRK, including a full trade embargo. He recalled that the United States has imposed restrictive measures against North Korea, however, said he intends to expand the prohibitions.
North Korea announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb on the morning of 3 September. The DPRK stated that we are talking about the payload that can be used to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles. South Korean military estimated the explosive power of 100 kilotons.