A naval ship USS Carl Vinson has left the waters of Singapore to join the area between the two Koreas, US media reported.
Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM), the US Pacific Command has confirmed that USS Carl Vinson ‘s carrier group is headed for the Korean peninsula after leaving Singapore on Saturday.
The group also includes an on-board air group, and three guided missile launchers, two destroyers and a cruiser.
The deployment of the USS Vinson is a response to recent North Korean provocations, said the official.
“The US command in the Pacific has ordered the carrier group around the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to be available and present in the Western Pacific as a precautionary measure,” also confirmed his spokesman, Commander Dave Benham, adding that “the number one threat in the region remains North Korea, because of its irresponsible, destabilizing and imprudent missile program and the pursuit of its weapons Nuclear “.
However, it is not uncommon for US carriers to cross into this sector and Vinson was in South Korea last month for military exercises.
Earlier this week, North Korea launched a long-range Scud missile that, according to US military officials, exploded in flight. The Pyongyang regime recently conducted several attempts to improve its ballistic missile technology.
North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests, two of them in 2016, and the satellite imagery screened by the experts suggests that the Pyongyang regime may be preparing a sixth test.
According to US intelligence, North Korea may be in a position to have a nuclear missile capable of hitting US soil within two years.
On Thursday and Friday, US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke at length in Florida, in Mar-a-Lago, in the private residence of the new White House host, and Trump asked his visitor to do Pressure on Kim Jong-Un to stop his nuclear weapons program.
But the US president has already threatened the unilateral action of the Pyongyang regime, and this threat seems even more credible since the strike ordered Thursday night on a Syrian airbase from where would have taken the Syrian airplanes supposedly responsible for The alleged chemical attack on the village of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday.
In response to the North Korean threat, the Vinson carrier will now cross into the Western Pacific rather than make port visits previously planned in Australia, said the PACOM command. The group will remain under the operational control of the US Third Fleet.