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North Korea Threatens US With Nuclear Strike

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Apr 12, 2017 06:45 AM EDT

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Talks of nuclear war are in the heats again after tension escalates between the United States and North Korea. Rumors are flying that a sixth nuclear test will be initiated by North Korea soon, something that sends the U.S. over the edge.

In a tweet, President Donald trump said that they will eradicate the "North Korea problem" with or without China's help. He constantly urges China to put in more efforts in reigning their neighbor, the reclusive North Korea.

Outcomes of the sweeping tension resulted in the US sanctioning the diverting of the aircraft carrier strike group Carl Vinson toward the Korean peninsula. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement through Reuters that the action was more of a prudent move in relation to current events.

North Korea, however, seems nonplussed about the U.S.' show of force, and that they are prepared in any type of aggression the U.S. shows. In the country's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, it said: "Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear [site] focused on the US invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the US mainland."

South Korea has already intensified its military monitoring towards their reclusive neighbor and has already ensured close communications with Washington through the orders of its acting president, Hwang Kyo-Ahn, abc.net.au reported. Australia has also shown its concern about the issue and Australia's Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne even said that global security is in hot waters because of North Korea's "unpredictability."

Washington has already declared that they are open to all military actions necessary and that stronger sanctions are needed to make North Korea abandon their nuclear program. Trump also told Fox Business Network they are currently sending a very powerful armada.

Meanwhile, the North Korea is getting ready for the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the country's founding father. A grand parade and other festivities will take place on Saturday.

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