Pyongyang : In the upcoming days, the US aircraft carriers as well as battleships will reach the South Korean shore. This has led to an inflammatory reaction from North Korea, threatening of a nuclear strike to counter the US aggression. On this background, China has reportedly sent 150,000 troops to North Korea’s border. Russia, too, has expressed their concern on the escalated tension and fears a possible attack on North Korea by the US and its allies.
Just a couple of days back, the US aircraft carrier ‘USS Carl Vinson’, its fighter jets and several other warships were called back, cancelling their scheduled visit to Australia. The US navy strike group is rerouted towards South Korean and Pacific peninsula. “This deployment is to maintain readiness in order to safeguard the US interests in North Korea, who are constantly threatened by the irresponsible missile tests and pursuit of nuclear weapons capability”, said ‘Dave Benham’, US Pacific Command spokesman.
This deployment has incited a rebellious reaction from North Korea. “The new deployment goes to prove that the reckless moves by the US for invading North Korea have reached a serious phase. North Korea is ready to retaliate to the US. We will take the toughest counteractions against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms. We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions”, declared North Korean Foreign Ministry.
North Korea’s official newspaper, ‘Rodong Sinmun’, has openly threatened US of nuclear strike. It said, “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the US mainland”. At the same time, North Korea is reportedly preparing for the next missile testing.
Russia and China, too, have responded to the deployment of US aircraft carriers and North Korea’s nuclear strike threats. China has deployed a force of 150,000 troops near the North Korean border. Meanwhile, North Korea called back its ships headed towards China.
Russia has expressed their concern on the deployment and as warned of the disastrous consequences that will follow if US possibly launches a unilateral military attack on North Korea.