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North Korea Says US Aircraft Carrier’s Presence Is ‘Worrisome’

US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan during a US-South Korea combined naval exercise on Sept. 29.

US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan during a US-South Korea combined naval exercise on Sept. 29.

Photographer: South Korean Defense Ministry/Getty Images

North Korea said its armed forces are taking a serious approach toward “extremely worrisome” developments on the Korean Peninsula, citing the US deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group to the region.

The carrier has caused a “huge negative splash to the regional situation,”  according to official news agency KCNA, citing a defense ministry spokesman.