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US Warships Sent to Korean Peninsula as Tensions in the Region Continue to Grow

North Korea refuses to end its nuclear testing program.

by Alex Lubben
10 April 2017, 1:45am

The US sent naval warships to waters near the Korean peninsula Sunday as North Korea continues to defy calls from world leaders to end its nuclear testing program.

An aircraft carrier, along with several other ships, make up the Carl Vinson strike group which moved toward the peninsula Sunday. The ships have the ability to both fire and intercept missiles.

"The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising programme of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability," US Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham told the BBC.

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