‘Underwater Ghost’: Pyongyang Threatens to Sink US Navy Submarine

Portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il at a ceremony to open a new residential area on Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang.
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Pyongyang on Sunday warned Washington that it won’t hesitate to sink the nuclear-powered submarine the US deployed to South Korean waters if it “tries to budge even a little.”

According to a post to the North Korean propaganda portal Uriminzokkiri, Pyongyang will destroy the underwater vessel stationed in the Korean peninsula waters if military threats toward the regime continue.

“The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming an underwater ghost without being able to come to the surface,” the post read, according to the Korea Times.

“Whether it’s a nuclear aircraft carrier or a nuclear submarine, they will be turned into a mass of scrap metal in front of our invincible military power centered on the self-defense nuclear deterrence.”

The Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Michigan, armed with cruise missiles, sailed into South Korea’s port of Busan earlier this week, followed by the deployment of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, for joint exercises with ships from the Maritime self-defense force of Japan near the Korean Peninsula.

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