Quote:China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula[...]
It appears that both countries aim to probe the movements of the United States, which is showing a stance of not excluding military action against North Korea.[...]
China and Russia, which prioritize stability in the Korean Peninsula, showed concern over the tough U.S. stance, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying the issue should be resolved peacefully through political and diplomatic efforts.
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Also of note: Foreign journalists were stranded at Pyongyang International Airport as all Air Koryo flights from Pyongyang to Beijing were delayed for over twelve hours. What the hell is getting ready to go down here?