United States aircraft carriers creating 'worst ever' situation - North Korea

Nov 15, 2017, 00:48
United States aircraft carriers creating 'worst ever' situation - North Korea

The Pacific Fleet held massive joint maritime drills with South Korea off the Korean peninsula's east coast.

South Korea and the United States will conduct a massive joint naval exercise involving three USA aircraft carriers off the eastern coast Saturday in an unprecedented show of force aimed at deterring North Korea.

The last time three United States of America carrier strike groups participated in joint exercises in the Western Pacific was in 2007 near Guam. They have been joined by several South Korean and Japanese warships during the exercise.

Washington "is now running amok for war exercises by introducing nuclear war equipment in and around the Korean Peninsula, thereby proving that the U.S. itself is the major offender of the escalation of tension and undermining of the peace", the letter read.

South Korean military said it was keeping a close watch on North Korea's military activities while "maintaining military readiness for any possible provocations by North North Korea".

Admiral Gregory Harris, commander of the Nimitz's strike group, said the training exercise sends a "powerful message" to North Korea.

This comes after President Trump took a tough stance of North Korea's nuclear threat during his historic tour of Asia, saying his administration pursues - quote - "peace through strength". "Multiple aircraft carrier strike force operations are extremely complex, and this training is a solid demonstration of the US Pacific Fleet's remarkable capacity and strong sense of duty regarding the security and stability of the country".

North Korean government officials told CNN's Will Ripley in Pyongyang last week that the USA was increasingly taking action that could "ignite another Korean War".

Also Friday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said seven of the country's warships, including two Aegis vessels, would join drills with the United States of America carriers over the weekend, the Yonhap news agency reported. "Nobody knows when and how the "war maniac" Trump will ignite the "wick of war, '" officials told CNN's Will Ripley".

"The large-scale nuclear war exercises and blackmails, which the U.S. staged for a whole year without a break in collaboration with its followers to stifle our republic, make one conclude that the option we have taken was the right one and we should go along the way to the last", Ja said.