Tokyo, Japan. Concerns and tensions remain high in Japan, as Japanese warships steam off to join an American naval armada sent to confront a small hermit kingdom in control of nuclear weapons.
North Korea said on Sunday it is now ready to sink the US aircraft carrier and other ships in the US task force to demonstrate its belief in defending their motherland, as two Japanese navy ships join up with a US Navy carrier group sent to provoke a North Korean response in Korean waters.
President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to his paranoia over the North’s nuclear and missile tests. The Kim Jong-Un administration is not shaken by the American threats.
The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. American Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details as the “armada” had been going in the wrong direction for days, before actually heading towards the Korean waters.
“Our revolutionary forces are combat ready to sink the American nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” a Korean defense expert stated.
The North Korean government says its nuclear program is for self defense and has warned the United States of a nuclear attack in response to any aggression. It has also threatened to lay waste to South Korea and Japan who are willing accessories to the American attacks upon North Korea.
Right wing radical Japanese lawmakers are urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to acquire nuclear strike weapons that could hit North Korean missile forces before any imminent attack, before getting Japan into a war as an American ally.