The South Korean Defense Ministry is currently negotiating with its US counterparts to conduct joint military maneuvers with the warships on the Korean Peninsula, including the American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, reports CBS.
In the wake of tensions following North Korean missiles, Seoul is about to send a message to Pyongyang: the South Korean authorities have begun negotiations with the US military to conduct joint maneuvers with the naval group deployed by The United States in the Korean Peninsula.
According to Japanese agency Kyodo, a spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Defense announced that “negotiations are underway”, in response to the question of whether South Korean warships would conduct joint exercises With the United States.
“We are sending an armada. Very powerful,” Trump told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.”
At the same time, the spokesman said that US and South Korean naval forces were kept under alert in Pyongyang nuclear test.
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On Sunday, the US Naval Carrier group led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyers of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Ashigara and Samidare initiated joint maneuvers in the western Pacific Ocean south of the Korean peninsula.
The duration of the exercises has not been announced, but the Kyodo agency talks about three or five days.
Recently, tensions between North Korea and the United States have risen a notch because of missile testing by the North Korean army and suspicion of a new nuclear test in Pyongyang, which is of concern Also Seoul and Tokyo, reports CNN.