Defense Secretary: North Korean effort 'diplomatically led'

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis repeatedly stressed today that U.S. efforts regarding North Korea are being handled diplomatically.
1:34 | 08/10/17

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What I would say he related Gelman. Ma I. Portfolio my mission my responsibility. Is to have military option. Should they be needed. However. Right now secretary killers and ambassador Hayley. You can see the American effort is diplomatically led it has diplomatic traction. It is gaining diplomatic result. And I want to stay right there right now the tragedy of war as well enough known it doesn't need another characterization. Beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic. Right now we keep the diplomatic track out in front. And that is aligned in a lot of allies choose bringing on board people who dog often don't agree on all issues you see that. Routinely in various arguments but you what you can begin what you saw. Left weekend. Led by him after Hayley. And her very effective US United Nations. Team would say a consensus a unanimous opinion. That this is a threat to world peace to global order. And it to line in the United Nations in very serious sanction. And I would just tell you that that didn't just happen by accident that shows where the trump administration goes. In turn to the prioritizing of the threat but also and how to deal with that. And diplomatically effective manner.

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