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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with his National Security Team

This morning President Donald J. Trump met with members of his national security team to receive a briefing from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.  The briefing and discussion focused on a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons.