US sends armada to Korean Peninsula, NoKorn warns Nukes retaliation
North Korean state media has warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of aggression as a US aircraft strike group steams towards the Korean peninsula in a show of force.
President Donald Trump described the carrier group, headed by the USS Carl Vinson, as an “armada”.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a peaceful resolution of rising tensions on the Korean peninsula in a call with Mr Trump.
Mr Xi stressed China “is committed to the target of denuclearisation on the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula, and advocates resolving problems through peaceful means,” Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported.
“China is willing to maintain close communication and coordination with the US side”, Mr Xi said.
Mr Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to head for the Korean peninsula in an attempt to deter North Korea’s nuclear and long-range missile ambitions, which it is developing in defiance of UN resolutions and sanctions.