N. Korea tensions intensify as U.S. warship docks in South

Apr 25, 2017, 7:27 AM EDT
Missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships.
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Amid fears that North Korea may conduct another missile or nuclear test, a U.S. submarine docked at the South Korean naval base, further intensifying tensions sparked by heated rhetorical exchanges over the last week.

Celebrating the 85th founding anniversary of its army, North Korea engaged in a large-scale firing drill on Tuesday, as experts fear more tests possibly being planned by Pyongyong as it has a history of coinciding its missile or nuclear tests with key anniversaries in the past, writes the BBC.

The development came as the U.S. President Donald Trump summoned the entire Senate to the White House on Wednesday, where senior officials are due to brief the leaders on the threat posed by Pyongyang’s unrestrained nuclear and missile programs, notes The Guardian.

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is scheduled to meet U.N. Security Council’s foreign ministers on Friday, with the aim to push for full-fledged implementation of existing sanctions on N. Korea.