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U.S. defense secretary urges N.K. leader to exercise restraint

All News 00:18 January 03, 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday urged Kim Jong-un to exercise "restraint" after the North Korean leader threatened to reveal a "new strategic weapon."

Esper made the remark in an interview with Fox News, saying he remains confident in the readiness of U.S. forces to deter North Korea's "bad behavior."

hague@yna.co.kr
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