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3. Mattis: Ready for war agasint N.Korea

NHK's diplomatic sources have quoted US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as saying the US has a plan in place for war against North Korea.

The sources say Mattis made the comments at a welcome dinner in Vancouver on Monday, one day ahead of talks on the North Korea issue. Foreign ministers from 20 countries were in the city for the discussions.

Mattis reportedly appealed to the ministers to make progress on peacefully resolving the issue and said diplomatic efforts should be prioritized.
Mattis reportedly said if talks did not go well, the US would call a defense ministers' meeting.
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