North Korea Threatens to attack Guam in Response to US Military Deployment

Lester Mason
October 14, 2017

After US B-1B jets buzzed North Korea and practiced a bombing run, Pyongyang responded by saying Kim Jong Un may finally decide to launch missiles towards Guam.

"The existence and development of Republic of North Korea is a strong deterrent to ensuring stability and peace in region", Ri said, nuclear weapons found in his country's hands.

At the time, North Korea specifically mentioned the bombers "which get on the nerves of DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above Korea".

Separately, a small quake was detected early yesterday near the North's nuclear test site, South Korea's weather agency said, but unlike quakes associated with nuclear tests, it did not seem to be man-made.

It is unlikely to have any effect on next week's planned major joint-navy drill between Sourth Korea and the U.S.

An increasingly hostile relationship between the US and North Korea has Americans considering a preemptive strike on the country-and many Republicans are all for it. Kim Jong Un has said he would watch the Americans before deciding when to launch an "enveloping fire" around Guam.

North Korea has made similar threats against the United States for decades. "Let's hope that diplomacy works", the chief of staff said.

The exercise, slated for October 16 to 26 in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, would promote 'communications, interoperability, and partnership, ' the statement added.

In a statement the USA 7th Fleet said the USS Ronald Regan aircraft carrier and two United States destroyers would take part in the drill alongside South Korean Navy vessels.

The US Navy described the port visit by the USS Michigan in a statement as a "routine visit" that was part of "regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific".

North Korea first said it was examining a plan to target the Pacific island in August after US President Donald Trump warned the isolated regime would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" following a US intelligence assessment that North Korea had produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead.

On Tuesday Trump discussed "a range of options" with his national security team to respond to North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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