S. Korea, US in naval drill amid N. Korea tensions
Published on Feb 2, 2013 1:07 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea and the United States will hold a joint naval exercise next week, a report said on Saturday, a move seen as a warning to North Korea ahead of its widely expected nuclear test.
The three-day exercise involving a US nuclear submarine and other warships will begin on Monday in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) off the South Korean port city of Pohang, Yonhap news agency reported.
"It will includes anti-submarine and anti-air trainings and maritime manoeuvrings," a military official was quoted as saying in the report.
The exercise comes as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula, with Pyongyang threatening to carry out its third nuclear test in response to United Nations sanctions imposed for a long-range rocket launch it carried out in December.
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