North Korea denounces US carrier's arrival in South

North Korea denounces US carrier
# 13 October 2023 09:05 (UTC +04:00)

North Korea denounced on Friday a U.S. aircraft carrier's visit to South Korea, calling it a provocation that could bring "irrevocable, catastrophic circumstances", APA reports citing Reuters.

The nuclear-powered Ronald Reagan and its strike group arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Thursday for a five-day visit, after allied exercises in nearby waters, in a show of force against North Korea.

The aircraft carrier's visit showed that a U.S. scheme for a nuclear attack on North Korea had reached "the most serious phase", North Korea's official news agency said, adding this meant "the outbreak of a nuclear war comes to the fore".

KCNA said that in case of an imminent nuclear attack, North Korea would take "necessary action", as enshrined in its nuclear doctrine, to "thoroughly deter and repel U.S. and its stooges' frantic moves to ignite a nuclear war".