On Friday, September 22, the Japanese Navy and the United States held joint military exercises South of the Korean Peninsula.
The Americans sent on training aircraft carrier «Ronald Reagan». The Japanese – three military ships: two destroyers and one of the world’s largest helicopter.
It is expected that the U.S. army will conduct in the region joint military exercises with the Navy of South Korea.
Meanwhile, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has expressed Moscow’s concern about escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. «In Moscow believe in the inevitability of a politico-diplomatic solution to the North Korean problem, another solution can not be, any other interchange on this node can potentially have very undesirable and even catastrophic consequences,» he said.
On 21 September, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that he had signed a decree authorising the Finance Ministry with additional powers to impose sanctions against the DPRK.
September 19, speaking at the UN General Assembly, trump urged to increase pressure on North Korea to compel it to abandon nuclear weapons, calling policy of this rogue state «destabilizing, hostile and threatening».
The foreign Minister of the DPRK ri Yong Ho told reporters that possible retaliation to the speech of US President Donald trump may be «unprecedented» test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific ocean.