Japan. Kyodo Agency: US plans to send an aircraft carrier if North Korea makes a nuclear test

Japan. Kyodo Agency: US plans to send an aircraft carrier if North Korea makes a nuclear test

The Japanese Kyodo agency, citing anonymous sources, informed that the US government is planning to send the aircraft carrier to the Sea of ​​Japan and is preparing a draft of additional sanctions against North Korea in the event Pyongyang conducts a nuclear weapons test.

The Pyongyang regime fired a record number of ballistic missiles this year and concerns are mounting that it is gearing up for its seventh nuclear test, the first since September 2017. There are speculations that this may happen during the parliamentary elections in USA.

If Pyongyang conducts a nuclear test, the US will most likely submit a motion for a Security Council resolution The United Nations with new sanctions against North Korea. According to Kyodo sources, they would target the export of crude oil and processed petroleum products to the country and the North Korean hacker group Lazarus.

North Korea is threatening the US and South Korea with “decisive and overwhelming” military measures

Growing provocations from North Korea

USA, Japan and South Korea also consider announcing new unilateral sanctions against North Korea as the UNSC resolution may be blocked by China and Russia, which have the right of veto there – emphasizes Kyodo.

According to her, preparations are underway for the meetings of the leaders of the USA, Japan and South Korea at the sidelines of international summits in Southeast Asia in November. The question of responding to Pyongyang’s growing provocations will most likely be one of the topics of discussion.

President of the USA Joe Biden going this week to Cambodiawhere he will meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia. Next week on the Indonesian island of Bali, he will take part in the summit of state leaders G20 group.

American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan .. Picture is for reference onlyDVIDS – Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Buliavac

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