Oct. 11, 2013
North Korea has slammed the three-nation naval drills involving US, South Korean and Japanese warships, threatening to ‘bury in the sea’ a US aircraft carrier.
The Friday warning came a day after the US started a two-day joint military exercise with South Korea and Japan off the southern coast of the peninsula.
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, guided-missile ships, anti-submarine helicopters as well as early warning aircraft are involved in the naval drill.
|USS Enterprise sails alongside Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond as the two vessels exercised together in the Middle East / 8 August 2012|
The statement warned that if the three nations launch a nuclear war “while talking about ‘sign’ and ‘preemptive attack’ despite repeated warnings of (North Korea), its revolutionary armed forces will immediately mount counter-attack to bury the aggressors, provocateurs in the sea together with the carrier.”Meanwhile, Russia has also warned against military buildup in the region.