The Independent reports:
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has warned North Korea to “cease any consideration of actions that will lead to the end of the regime and destruction of its people”.
Mr Mattis issued the stern warning one day after the Washington Post reported that North Korea had developed miniaturised nuclear warheads that could be capable of striking the United States.
Echoing President Donald Trump’s bombastic rhetoric from that morning, the Defence Secretary said that North Korea’s actions “will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours,” and that the country would “lose any arms race or conflict it initiates”.
The US and its allies “possess the most precise, rehearsed, and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth,” Mr Mattis said during a trip to America’s west coast.