United States mulls dispatching 2 aircraft carriers to Korean peninsula

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 3, 2017

"Persons now in North Korea on a USA passport should depart North Korea before the travel restriction enters into effect on Friday, September 1, 2017", the department said in a statement.

However, the latest US launches come amid tensions with North Korea as that nation develops its own ICBMs. Two Romeo submarines were detected in the waters off Japan for about a week.

On Monday, President Trump promised to hold North Korea accountable.

Two separate USA officials who discussed the latest test, which lasted about 45 minutes, told Reuters it showed greater range than the July 4 ICBM launch, which North Korea said lasted 39 minutes. "But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond, '" he said.

At around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Unarmed Minuteman III was launched by the Global Strike command team to test effectiveness, accuracy and readiness. The restriction takes effect in 30 days, and applies for one year unless extended or revoked by the secretary of state.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told ABC News the July 4 missile test posed a serious risk to airlines and shipping vessels.

The White House released a statement in response to the missile launch, saying, "North Korea's test launch today of another intercontinental ballistic missile - the second such test in less than a month - is only the latest reckless and risky action by the North Korean regime".

The official said the mobilisation of the supercarriers would mean issuing a strong warning against North Korea to deter any further provocation, describing the upcoming UFG war game as a high-intensity joint drill to show force against Pyongyang in waters near the peninsula.

The Latest on the test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from the California coast.

The jets from the 176th Fighter Squadron will fly out of Kunsan Air Base during a four-month rotation, a Pacific Air Forces statement said. The interceptor destroyed a mock warhead over the Pacific.

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