U.S. will continue to work to mitigate N. Korea's provocative behavior, leading with diplomacy: Pentagon chief
Updated: 2021-05-28 06:59:42 KST
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to a diplomatic resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue.
In written testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Thursday, Austin said the North poses a great threat to America's regional allies and partners.
He added the regime continues to develop nuclear and ballistic missiles targeting the U.S.
Austin said the Pentagon will continue to mitigate the North's destabilizing and provocative behavior, to maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula.