BRITAIN has promised its military will support Donald Trump in a war against North Korea by sending a nuclear submarine and aircraft to the region.
The UK will send a nuclear sub to North Korea if the US goes to war with the hermit kingdom
The Government has made a private pledge to assist the US President by dispatching the sophisticated craft to within strike range of the hermit kingdom.
Special forces troops will also be supplied to help targeted strikes on despot leader Kim Jong-un, the Daily Star Sunday said.
The Government’s decision has come after Mr Trump said he would not rule out a pre-emptive strike against North Korea which has tested numerous missiles over the past year, going against UN rules.
One senior source told the Daily Star Sunday: “The UK policy is hope for peace but prepare for war.
“It is inconceivable that the US will go to war with North Korea without the help and assistance of the UK.
“Britain has plenty of assets it can offer to the US without getting directly involved in the fight.”
Mr Trump last week tweeted the US was “locked and loaded” if North Korea acted “unwisely”.
US military chiefs have warned a war with Kim would be catastrophic, however the president is determined to react, bringing relations with the isolated communist state to an historic low.