Trump, Mattis, Mnuchin warn North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ military response, halted trade
President Trump suggested Sunday, after another underground nuclear test by North Korea, that he’ll halt trade with any country doing business with the rogue nation, as two members of the president’s Cabinet issued tough warnings of their own.
“The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea,” tweeted Trump, in response to the regime of Kim Jong Un claiming to have detonated a hydrogen bomb underground.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that any threats by North Korea to the U.S. or its allies will be met with an “effective and overwhelming” military response.
“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so,” Mattis added.