North Korea Threatens to Sink US Aircraft Carrier

North Korea Threatens to Sink US Aircraft Carrier
Mon Apr 24, 2017 13:13:14

North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean.

The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in "tactical training" drills near the Philippines, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said.

North Korea's state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking a "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike."

The state newspaper claimed to have weaponry which "can reach continental US and Asia Pacific region" and the "absolute weapon," hydrogen bomb.

In the face of recent saber-rattling from North Korea, US President Donald Trump had said the Vinson carrier group was being deployed to waters off the Korean Peninsula
The location of the Vinson has dominated headlines after Trump's remark on April 12.

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