US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

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Pence visited a military base near the Demilitarized Zone, a.

The U.S. media went into overdrive and Fox reported on April 14 that the armada was "steaming" toward North Korea.

But turns out it was all false- the strike group wasn't en route to North Korea last week after all. "It ensures our - we have the strategic capabilities, and it gives the President options in the region", Spicer said on April 11. North Korea responded by vowing reprisals in response and Russian Federation and China sent intelligence-gathering ships to monitor the USA actions.

Last Tuesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said at the Pentagon, "She's on her way up there [toward the Korean Peninsula] because that's where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time".

Movement of the carriers was reported by South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Xinhua said the two also discussed the implementations of the agreements made during the U.S.

'They are going to start heading north towards the Sea of Japan within next 24 hours, ' the official said on condition of anonymity.

A day earlier, Pence traveled to the tense Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, where he warned North Korea's leaders that after years of testing the USA and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over".

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula via phone on Sunday.

Lu says China wants to resume multi-party negotiations that ended in stalemate in 2009. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet.

Intelligence agencies in South Korea and the United States were attempting to extract more details about the missile, including its exact type.

Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, the armed forces of South Korea and the U.S. announced that it recorded a failed test launch of a ballistic missile from Pyongyang.