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Pentagon Chief Says Diplomacy With Military Support Will Solve N Korean Crisis

© AFP 2021 / JUNG Yeon-Je People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 29, 2017.
People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 29, 2017. - Sputnik International
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Amid ever-growing tensions in the Korean peninsula, top defense officials from the United States and South Korea have held talks on settling the crisis over the DPRK's nuclear program.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday said following the meeting with his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo that Washington would never accept a "nuclear North Korea," adding that Pyongyang "accelerated the threat that it poses to its neighbors in the world through its illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear weapons programs." 

"Diplomacy remains our preferred course of action. As I have repeatedly emphasized our diplomats are most effective when backed by credible military force in this sort of situation," Mattis said after holding talks with South Korean Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo, as quoted in Pentagon’s statement.

After the meeting, the Pentagon issued a written statement saying that the US and South Korean governments have decided to expand cooperation, including joint research to improve the implementation of deterrents against Pyongyang, for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

The sides will also continue supporting the two governments’ diplomatic efforts aimed at denuclearizing North Korea, according to the statement.

READ MORE: Trump’s Insults Reportedly Stifle Chances of Negotiating with North Korea

North Korea has conducted six nuclear test this year and continues to refine its ballistic missile technology through a series of missile launches.

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