North Korea warned Monday that it will respond to "wild aggression" on the part of the United States, "by any means", when the strike group of the US aircraft carriers headed for the Korean Peninsula.
The Pentagon has sent the aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson" with accompanying guided missile cruisers and two destroyers after another missile test by North Korea last week. According to a statement provided by officials in Pyongyang, "the current grim situation" justifies "the possibility of self-defense and preemptive strike Pyongyang's nuclear forces in the center." "We will make US fully responsible for the disastrous consequences that can be caused by his arrogant and outrageous actions," the statement said.
On Tuesday, it is expected that North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN will take part in the Supreme people's Assembly of the country, a major meeting of leading political figures. The meeting will take place a few days before, North Korea will celebrate the April 15 birthday of the late leader Kim Il-sung, grandfather of Kim, amid speculation that Pyongyang will celebrate with a missile test or perhaps nuclear weapons.
China is the closest ally of North Korea - forced the United States to begin direct diplomatic talks with North Korea. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Beijing understands how dangerous nuclear program and North Korea agree to take measures to stop it, but China has not made any concrete steps in its approach to Pyongyang after a meeting at the highest level between trump and Chinese President XI Jinping last week.
American allies South Korea and Japan, which saw the previous missile tests of North Korea, are within 200 miles of their coast, and both support the deployment of the group "Vinson". South Korea said the deployment of the group was the recognition of the "grave situation on the Korean Peninsula," while Japan stated that "it is important to ensure the power of American deterrence."
The White house faces a difficult task to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, said former CIA and national security Agency former retired General Michael Hayden.
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