North Korea again threatens to attack Guam

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

Chung Eui-yong, the presidential Blue House's director of national security, said President Moon Jae-in stands by a proposal he made in Berlin in July.

North Korean tensions once again flared up after President Trump returned with his incendiary comments against the rouge nation.

"North Korea's provocation and worldwide sanctions are repeating a vicious cycle", said ruling party spokeswoman Kim Hyun, quoting Chung.

South Korea called Friday for prioritizing dialogue, and working with the global community, in order to peacefully resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis.

Chung also said he "can't imagine" any of the neighboring powers bypassing Seoul to deal with North Korea.

Chung also said Seoul is bolstering close coordination with the United States, China, Japan and Russian Federation.

Chung added: "The basis of the Moon administration's policy is peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and building peace by improving inter-Korean relations". This sparked off the possibility of military intervention against North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un.

The comments come ahead of planned joint naval exercises between the United States and South Korea which begin on Monday.

"We have already warned several times that we will take counter-actions for self-defence including firing a salvo of missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam", the statement said, quoting Kim Kwang Hak, researcher at the North Korean Institute for American Studies, who added that the USA has resorted to military actions in sensitive regions. "Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators", Trump said in a pair of tweets.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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