May 17, 2022

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Washington “never” without diplomatic solution to North Korea: Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense comments come as Trump signals no interest in dialogue

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday said Washington was "never" without diplomatic options on North Korea, in contrast with President Donald Trump's remarks made on Twitter earlier in the day.

The former general made the remarks during a meeting with new South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at the Pentagon, during which the two sides discussed further ways to cooperate on the DPRK.