In the midst of the rising tensions between the two nations, North Korea is now “carefully examining” an attack on Guam.
This is the first real credible threat that they’ve made on a U.S. Territory, and our military is on close watch.
Kim Jong Un has been making empty threats for years, but it seems that this threat is somewhat credible, according to Reuters.
Here’s the full breaking news report from Reuters:
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”.
North Korea has made no secret of plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored international calls to halt its nuclear and missile programs.
The strike plan would be put into practice at any moment once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision, a spokesman for the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said in a statement carried by the North’s state-run KCNA news agency.
“The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base,” the spokesman said.
The plan would be reported to the North’s Supreme Command soon, the spokesman said, without citing a date.
We will keep you updated with the latest on this breaking news story.