USS Ronald Reagan is escorted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea on September 23. North Korea warned on October 8 that the US redeployment of an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula is causing a “considerably huge negative splash” in regional security, as it defended its recent missile tests as a “righteous reaction” to intimidating military drills between its rivals. Photo: AP
USS Ronald Reagan is escorted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea on September 23. North Korea warned on October 8 that the US redeployment of an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula is causing a “considerably huge negative splash” in regional security, as it defended its recent missile tests as a “righteous reaction” to intimidating military drills between its rivals. Photo: AP

‘Huge negative splash’: North Korea says return of US carrier worsens tensions

  • The comments came a day after the USS Ronald Reagan began a new round of naval drills with South Korean warships off the peninsula’s east coast
  • The Reagan returned after North Korea fired a powerful missile over Japan earlier this week to protest the carrier group’s training with South Korea

USS Ronald Reagan is escorted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea on September 23. North Korea warned on October 8 that the US redeployment of an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula is causing a “considerably huge negative splash” in regional security, as it defended its recent missile tests as a “righteous reaction” to intimidating military drills between its rivals. Photo: AP
USS Ronald Reagan is escorted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea on September 23. North Korea warned on October 8 that the US redeployment of an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula is causing a “considerably huge negative splash” in regional security, as it defended its recent missile tests as a “righteous reaction” to intimidating military drills between its rivals. Photo: AP
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