US Navy strike move towards North Korea
Apr 9, Seoul: The US navy strike group is moving towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea's missile programme.
The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships.
According to reports, the US Pacific Command described the deployment - now heading towards the western Pacific - as a prudent measure to maintain readiness in the region."The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising programme of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability," US Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham said.
The strike group has a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, two guided-missile destroyers and a guided-missile cruiser.
As well as massive striking power, the carrier group has the capability to intercept ballistic missiles
The move by the US comes just a week after Trump had declared that the US was prepared to act alone to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea.
The Oslo Times International News Network