During a telephone conversation with the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on 29 April, the US President Donald trump said that two American nuclear submarines are off the coast of North Korea, writing in USA Today, Washington Post and other media outlets citing a secret transcript referred reporters unnamed sources.
Officially, the authenticity of the transcripts has not been confirmed.
According to the text of the cited document, trump said Duterte that the Americans have «enough» around the coast of Korea, including two nuclear submarines that Washington does not want to use.
According to the accepted practice in the US, any information on the whereabouts of nuclear submarines is secret. If the transcript is genuine, it is trump ignored the restrictions, and requiring not to disclose any information concerning the locations of nuclear submarines. At the same time, the American President has not led in a conversation with Duterte of information that can identify the exact location of submarines.
Us media criticizing trump noted that he also praised Duterte for success in the fight against drug trafficking, although he obviously knows how brutal methods of the Philippine President is leading this fight.