US president meeting with military leaders as he floats idea of cutting off trade with China in wake of hydrogen bomb test from Pyongyang

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Defense secretary James Mattis has spoken outside the White House. “We are not looking for the annihilation of North Korea, we have many options,” he says.

He also said that “any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response.”

Mattis: "Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response." pic.twitter.com/w1Dc9Deo6y

The White House has advised the press pool to assemble outside the West Wing for a statement. It’s not known who will deliver the statement.

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