Kim Jong-un’s state-owned news agency KCNA claimed Trump’s deployment showed “reckless moves for invading” that had now “reached a serious phase”.
It comes after Trump sent the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson into the Sea of Japan after several provocative missile launches from Kim’s communist nation.
Kim Jong-un has condemned the US 'invasion'
The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US
North Korean foreign ministry
The US President has warned in recent weeks he would be willing to act alone against the hermit state if China was not willing to put pressure on Kim Jong-un to deescalate his military aggression.
A foreign ministry statement from the North Korean government on KCNA said: “We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions.
"The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US.”
An estimated 5,000 people are employed on the USS Carl Vinson
America and South Korea prepare for war against North Korea
Sun, April 2, 2017
U.S. and South Korean marines participate in the endurance exercise in temperature below minus 20 degrees celsius under a scenario to defend the country from any possible attacks from North Korea.
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The USS Carl Vinson is one of 10 active US aircraft carriers, which has more than 60 aircrafts and employees around 5,000 personnel.
North Korea has carried out its latest missile launch just days before Trump was set scheduled to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The launch was just the latest in a string of blasts from North Korea – with the state believed to be trying to equip itself with nuclear weapons.
More to follow…