In response to North Korea’s increased nuclear threats, the U.S. deployed fighter jets to support South Korea's military drills on Sunday (Mar. 31), NBC News reports.
The stealth F-22 jets were sent from Japan to the Osan Air Base in South Korea amid rising tensions in the area, as North Korea announced on Saturday that it’s “entered a "state of war" against South Korea.
According to reports, South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she’s taking a potential attack from the North “very seriously,” stating: “As commander-in-chief of the armed forces, I will trust the military's judgment on abrupt and surprise provocations by North Korea.”
Meanwhile, a statement from the U.S. military post in South Korea reads: "[North Korea] will achieve nothing by threats or provocations, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in Northeast Asia.”
In early February, Obama called North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing “a threat to the U.S.”