Washington, April 10: The North Korea by its continuous nuclear weapons test led the international community to take action against it. As North Korea has become threats for other countries, United States have sent their warships to the water off the Korean Peninsula.
Notably, US president Donald Trump ordered the Singapore-based USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and several smaller vessels to sail towards the Korean peninsula. Meanwhile, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson warned that the US military strike on Syria is a message to other nations, after US warships headed towards North Korea which has created more tensions between the two countries.
Tillerson said that if other nations violate international norms and become a threat to others, “at some point a response is likely to be undertaken”. “In terms of North Korea, we’ve been very clear that our objective is a denuclearised Korea peninsula,” he added.
Importantly, Tillerson further said that China also understood how dangerous North Korea's nuclear program has become and also agreed upon strict action must be taken to stop it. However, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn't mention North Korea in two statements it released after the two leaders met.
As North Korea’s nuclear capabilities have moved to the top of the US’s foreign policy agenda, as the President of North Korea Kim Jong- Un is developing nuclear technology that could enable missiles to hit the US. Trump’s national security adviser Gen HR McMaster also described the decision to divert ships toward Korean peninsula as “prudent” because satellite images showing heightened activity at North Korea’s underground nuclear testing site.
The top nuclear envoys of China and South Korea on Monday agreed to take strong measures against North Korea if Pyongyang conducts a nuclear test or test-launches an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea said.
Notably, North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew a short distance before spinning out of control and crashing into the sea, the latest of a number of missile tests defying UN sanctions. The North Korea is also seen to be ready to conduct its sixth nuclear test at any time, with movements detected by satellites at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site.