North Korea has just made a direct threat to attack and kill Americans.
On Sunday the hermit nation threatened to sink a U.S aircraft carrier in an attempt to show power and force, and demonstrate it military prowess.
“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” according to North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s newspaper, the Rodong Sinmum.
The North Korean controlled media outlet also called the USS Carl Vinson a “gross animal” and said the strike on the carrier would be “an actual example to show our military’s force.”
President Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson to sail to waters off the Korean Peninsula with Vice President Pence confirming Saturday that would arrive “within days”.
More Nuclear Tests
Some also believe that North Korea could be preparing for its 6th nuclear test following its failed missile launch ahead of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army which happens this Tuesday.
North Korea conducted two of its five nuclear tests last year and is believed to be working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that could reach the mainland U.S.
President Trump will no doubt take the threat of force against a U.S aircraft carrier as extreme. As yet, the President is yet to make comment on North Korea’s latest threat.