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US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrives at South Korean port

Fighter jets are installed on the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as it arrives at a port in Busan, South Korea, November 21, 2023. Yonhap via REUTERS acquires license rights

SEOUL, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrived at a port in the South Korean city of Busan on Tuesday, as part of a display of extended deterrence against South Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. North, the South Korean navy said.

The arrival comes as North Korea plans to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite between November 22 and December 1 towards the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, according to the Japanese coast guard.

It would be a third attempt this year by the nuclear-armed North to put a spy satellite into orbit.

In a statement, South Korean Rear Admiral Kim Ji-hoon said the Carl Vinson’s arrival showed “a strong combined defense posture and a determined willingness to respond to North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats.” from the South Korea-United States alliance.

Reporting by Hyunsu Yim Editing by Ed Davies

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