The Pentagon chief urged to prepare for military conflict with North Korea

Jim Mattis

The US defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that the U.S. military must prepare for the use of force to resolve the situation with North Korea. On Monday, October 9, according to Reuters.

“The only thing that could make the US Army to be prepared for the fact that we have military options that our President can use, if necessary,” said Mattis in his speech at the annual conference of the American army.

He recalled that Washington and the UN continue to take diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation around nuclear and missile programs.

Earlier, on 9 October it became known that the American reconnaissance aircraft flew along the military demarcation line between North and South Korea.

In recent months, the situation on the Korean Peninsula has escalated due to the ongoing missile and nuclear tests in North Korea, which caused strong dissatisfaction with the administration of U.S. President Donald trump caused another tightening of sanctions by the UN security Council.

In particular, 19 September, US President from the podium of the UN General Assembly has promised to “completely destroy” North Korea. According to trump, the United States will have no choice, if Pyongyang does not come on.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of North Korea Lee Yong-Ho called the speech trump “dog barking”, the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN considered it a trump Declaration of war against Pyongyang.