March 31, 2017 / 11:33 AM / in 7 months

U.S.'s Mattis says North Korea is acting recklessly and must be stopped

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said North Korea is acting in a reckless manner and must be stopped.

“This is a threat of both rhetoric and growing capability, and we will be working with the international community to address this, we are doing so right now,” Mattis said in reply to a question about the potential threat to the United States from ballistic missiles.

“Right now it appears to be going in a very reckless manner in what its conduct is portraying for the future and that’s got to be stopped,” Mattis said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Phil Stewart; Writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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