SEOUL, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrived at a port in the South Korean city of Busan on Tuesday, as part of a display of extended deterrence against South Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. North, the South Korean navy said.
The arrival comes as North Korea plans to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite between November 22 and December 1 towards the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, according to the Japanese coast guard.
It would be a third attempt this year by the nuclear-armed North to put a spy satellite into orbit.
In a statement, South Korean Rear Admiral Kim Ji-hoon said the Carl Vinson’s arrival showed “a strong combined defense posture and a determined willingness to respond to North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats.” from the South Korea-United States alliance.
Reporting by Hyunsu Yim Editing by Ed Davies
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