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 North Korea calls on US to "consider carefully any catastrophic consequence" of drills off Korean peninsula, - Reuters

U.S. President Trump sent the carrier group for exercises there as a warning. North Korea reacted angrily.

Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

Trump sent the carrier group for exercises in waters off the Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.Two Japanese destroyers have joined the carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, and South Korea said on Monday it was also in talks about holding joint naval exercises.

Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday the deployment was "an extremely dangerous act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade".

Read more: Pyongyang vows to launch preemptive strike on US targets, - DW

"The United States should not run amok and should consider carefully any catastrophic consequence from its foolish military provocative act," Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary on Monday.

"What's only laid for aggressors is dead bodies," the newspaper said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

The U.S. carrier group's participation in waters off the Korean peninsula was reported on April 9. The North Korean authorities said it was a provocation and promised to disrupt it.


 
 
 
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