China and Russia sent reconnaissance vessels to track the movement of the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson, which is moving toward the Korean peninsula.
According to the Associated Press, citing sources in the Japanese government, Moscow and Beijing want to observe American maneuvers given Washington's readiness for military action against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Deutsche Welle reports.
One of the purposes of sending reconnaissance ships may be to send a signal to the Americans. Earlier, China and Russia expressed concern about the US's tough position regarding the nuclear program and missile tests in North Korea.
Earlier, an adviser to Donald Trump said that the U.S. and China reached a consensus on the DPRK. Herbert McMaster, during his visit to Kabul, stressed that the recent test of a ballistic missile had become an element of Pyongyang's provocative, destabilizing and threatening behavior.
On the evening of April 16th, a failed ballistic missile test was held in North Korea. The attempt to launch a missile was made the day after a military parade was held in North Korea, dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the birth of DPRK founder Kim Il-Sung. New submarine-launched ballistic missiles [Pukkuksong-2] were displayed for the first time during the parade.