Pentagon is ready to defend against North Korea threat
(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Washington, July 5 (Petra)--The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was prepared to defend the United States and its allies against the growing threat from North Korea as it condemned Pyongyang's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM).
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said "we remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies and to use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat from North Korea." "Our commitment to the defense of our allies, the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad." she added.
In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, called for global action against North Korea which announced that it had successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.
He warned that any country that hosted North Korean workers, or provided economic or military aid to Pyongyang, or failed to implement United Nations sanctions is "aiding and abetting a dangerous regime".
Tillerson said "testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world. All nations should publicly demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences to their pursuit of nuclear weapons." // Petra//WH
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