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S. Korea, US hold naval drill amid tensions

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South Korea and the United States launched a joint naval exercise involving a US nuclear submarine Monday, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula ahead of an expected nuclear test by North Korea. 

A US Navy photo from June 4, 2004 shows the attack submarine USS San Francisco being escorted by two harbour tugs to Guam. South Korea and the US have launched a joint naval exercise involving a US nuclear submarine, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula ahead of an expected nuclear test by North Korea.

A defence ministry spokesman confirmed the three-day drill -- condemned as a "warmongering" exercise by North Korea -- was under way in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) off the southeastern South Korean port of Pohang.

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