US Defense Secretary James Mattis At Korean DMZ: ‘Our Goal Is Not War’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis at Korean DMZ: ‘Our goal is not war’

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Defense Secretary visits DMZ on his trip to South Korea
Mattis’ visit to region comes ahead of US President’s Asia trip next week

Mattis spoke during a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea, which came after Pyongyang this week renewed its threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground.
“North Korean provocations continue to threaten regional and world peace and despite unanimous condemnation by the United Nations’ Security Council they still proceed,” Mattis said.

Facing away from North Korea, Mattis referenced the words of his colleague, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, …

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