The US has aircraft carriers off the Korean Peninsula

US Navy aircraft carriers are heading to the waters of the Korean Peninsula amid tensions following North Korea's series of missile launches, South Korean security officials said.

South Korea’s National Security Council (NSC) held an emergency meeting on Thursday after North Korea fired two more short-range ballistic missiles. It is the sixth launch in 12 days, it said in a statement.

The SNC warned that North Korea’s provocation will be met with a stronger response. The country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that US aircraft carriers would be diverted to the Sea of ​​Japan’s ”waterway,” which ”demonstrates the determination of the alliance between South Korea and the United States to resolutely respond to any provocation or threat from the North. Korea”.

On Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan without warning. The United States and South Korea responded with missiles and exercises around the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN recalled.

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