New York [U.S.A.], Apr. 1 : Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday said that it is important to stop North Korea's "reckless" actions in regards to its nuclear weapons and missile programs.
As per the Fox News, while speaking in a news conference in London, Mattis raised the North Korea issue after a reporter question him about Iran, saying that it is a more urgent problem.
"This is a threat of both rhetoric and growing capability, and we will be working with the international community to address this," he said.
"We are working diplomatically, including with those that we might be able to enlist in this effort to get North Korea under control.
But right now it appears to be going in a very reckless manner." "That's got to be stopped," he added.
When he was asked about a U.S. general's comment on Russia allegedly giving weapons to the Taliban, Mattis said certain activities have been witnessed between the tow, but would not confirm if weapons exchange was involved.