The US navy sub arrived in the port city of Busan, on the same day that Kim Jong-un celebrates the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s army.
Analysts have revealed the watercraft can carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and are equipped to stealthily deploy up to 66 Navy SEALs.
North Korea threatened to sink the American aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, which is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean.
During the Max Thunder exercise, South Korean and American pilots fired simulated missiles against each other as they practiced realistic combat scenarios.
Trump has declared now is the time to take action as he met with the United Nations Security Council on Monday.
The US President said: “The status quo in North Korea is unacceptable. The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”
It follows comments by the secretive states defence chief who warned Mr Trump that “nuclear weapons capable of striking the US” have been deployed.
The latest inflammatory remarks come as Mr Trump held conversations with the Chinese president Xi Jinping and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, aimed at stopping the nuclear ambitions of the North.
A South Korean military official said: “The nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan will enter the waters off the peninsula soon or later to jointly conduct drills with the USS Carl Vinson.”
An editorial in the China Daily said: “Judging from their recent words and deeds, policymakers in Pyongyang have seriously misread the UN sanctions, which are aimed at its nuclear/missile provocations, not its system or leadership.
“They are at once perilously overestimating their own strength and underestimating the hazards they are brewing for themselves.
The Pentagon said the submarine’s visit was part of a “regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.”
The USS Michigan is one of four US Navy subs that began service as a ballistic missile submarine, loaded with nuclear missiles as part of the US strategic nuclear deterrent.
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