WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vowed to “fix the mess” over North Korea’s nuclear program but warned any U.S. military attack would be “devastating.” The tough talk came as Trump’s administration sought to turn up the economic pressure with new sanctions punishing North Korean banks and their workers.

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. was still hoping for a diplomatic resolution, Trump echoed the sentiment, declaring that a military strike was “not a preferred option.” Still, Trump said the United States was “totally prepared” to pursue that route if necessary.

“If we take that option, it will be devastating,

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