North Korea tensions: USS Michigan submarine to enter South Korean port

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But the Michigan's presence is meant to send a strong signal to North Korea, CNN added, ahead of the USS Carl Vinson strike group's expected arrival in the Korean Peninsula next week. The nuclear test never occurred, but North Korea attempted and failed to launch a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the U.N. Security Council and further threats of action from the White House.

China, North Korea's sole major ally, opposes Pyongyang's weapons programs and has appealed for calm.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said the call between the two presidents was the latest manifestation of their close communication, which was good for both of their countries and the world.

As the USA has directed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and submarine at the same time for joint drills near South Korea, it is interpreted as a stern warning against any provocations by the North.

Asked whether a preemptive strike was under consideration, she said: "We are not going to do anything unless he gives us reason to do something".

'If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, then obviously we're going to do that.

Today, North Korea's defense minister warned that "precise and advanced striking means" targeting the USA and its allies already are in place. But right now, we're saying "don't test, don't use nuclear missiles, don't try and do any more actions", and I think he's understanding that.

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A senior USA administration official said Trump was expected to speak later on Sunday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. And China's helping really put that pressure on him'.

"We agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, which is repeating its provocation, show restraint", Abe later told reporters.

The White House said only that they 'addressed a range of regional and global issues of mutual concern'.

The aircraft carrier is being escorted by American warships - they're expected to arrive in the region within days. DPRK stands for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A nuclear-powered USA submarine is to arrive at the South Korean port city of Busan on Tuesday, the same day North Korea is expected to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army. "The relationship between the JMSDF [Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force] and the United States is better than ever and it's in part thanks to these bilateral exercises", Rear Admiral Jim Kilby, commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, said, according to Saturday's press release.

And he said, the carrier strike group is well trained for whatever may come.

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