Right-wing militarists led by Mattis taking over US government: Writer

Lunatic, right-wing militarists led by US Defense Secretary General James Mattis have taken over the US government, an American writer and retired professor says.

James Petras, who has written dozens of books on international issues, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting on a US threat of using nuclear weapons against North Korea.

President Donald Trump held a conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, after North Korea conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb. The White House published a readout of Trump’s talks with Abe that said the US is ready to use the “full range” of capabilities, including nuclear arsenal, at its disposal in dealing with North Korea.

“To put it in the context of Korean relations, I think most outside observers say the US has not tried diplomacy; it’s been threatening North Korea and creating insecurity on that peninsula,” Petras told Press TV. “I think…

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