The North Korean missile tests have created new tensions in the Korean peninsula. A US submarine has arrived in the South Korea, apparently to diffuse the situation.
The US submarine USS Michigan armed with missiles will join another group of warships led by Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier.
North Korean Missile Tests Show Off
The North Korean Missile Tests show off did not go as per plan. However, the North Korean Army is celebrating its 85th found anniversary. The country marked the celebrations with a large-scale firing drill.
Pyongyang has marked its past anniversaries with missile tests and is feared to do this again by conducting other missile tests.
South Korean Watch on Possible North Korean Missile Tests
South Korea is keeping a close watch on the activities of North Korea. The South Korean ministry so far reported no such suspicious activity which could cause concern. The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave the following statement.
“Our military is closely monitoring the North Korean military’s movement and remains firmly prepared.”
Immediate Danger to South Korea
The North Korean missile tests are not the immediate worry. The pressing issue is that of North Korea possibly targeting the populated areas of South Korea in its close range.
The potential artillery strikes can also result in delivery of lethal chemical and nuclear weapons.
The Rise in Tension Due to North Korean Missile Tests
The recent North Korean missile tests have further escalated the tension between North and South Korea and the United States.
Many political and military experts around the world think that North Korea may have developed the capability to make nuclear weapons and long-range missiles which can destroy targets at long ranges.
Trump is aware of this danger and has openly expressed his concerns about this escalating situation in the Korean peninsula.
“This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not. North Korea’s a big world problem, and it’s a problem we have to solve finally. People put blindfolds on for decades, and now it’s time to solve the problem.”
Not all think-tanks and political analysts agree with Donald Trump’s tactics of pacifying North Korea. Many believe that the US President is cornering the North Korea into a potentially dangerous situation which could result in “bad things to happen.”