23 Sep 2022 11:36 GMT
This is the ship’s first visit to South Korean waters in almost 4 years.
The USS Ronald Reagan, one of the US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on Friday. A planned visit amid mounting nuclear threats from North Korea.
Is about the ship’s first visit to South Korean waters in nearly four years, communicated the US Seventh Fleet
Previously, it was announced that the ship and its battle group would arrive in Busan for combined training aimed at increasing the military readiness of the allies and showing “the firm determination of the alliance between South Korea and the United States. in for the sake of peace and stability on the Korean peninsula”.
The military exercises take place after the two allies issued a joint statement denouncing North Korea for passing a law that gives its military the right to use nuclear weapons preventively.
On September 9, Pyongyang passed a law officially declaring the country a nuclear weapons state. Said legislation allows the use of his nuclear capabilities “automatically” in case his leadership is attacked. Within the framework of the parliamentary session, where the decree was approved by the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, reaffirmed his country’s intention not to give up its nuclear arsenal, assuring that this new status is “irreversible” and that there will be no negotiations on denuclearization.