March 31, 2017 / 11:33 AM / 4 months ago

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

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