BATTLE STATIONS US Warship Sails Within ‘Striking Distance’ of North Korea
|The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sailing towards the Korean coast this morning|
A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un’s third test fire flop this month.
It comes as the Trump administration said a raft of new economic sanctions and military manoeuvres may be speedily deployed after the rocket threat.
A source told Reuters that new naval drills and more war ships could be sent to the region in a further show of force.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences".
Mr Tillerson said: "The threat of a nuclear attack on Seoul, or Tokyo, is real, and it's only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the US mainland.
"Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences."
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