The US is committed to use all “diplomatic, conventional and – here’s the big one – nuclear – capabilities at our disposal” to defend itself and its allies from the so-called North Korea threat, President Trump said during a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
This was the first time when Trump noted a possible usage of nuclear weapons against North Korea.
The sides discussed how the two countries should respond to North Korea’s sixth nuclear test that came amid the continued tensions between the US and the Asian country.
Earlier, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that any threat to the US or its territories would be met with a “massive military response.”
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