Pyongyang says plan to strike Guam with 4 missiles will be ready by mid-August

North Korea announced on Thursday morning that by mid-August, its plan to attack Guam with four missiles should be ready, according to the state-run KNCA news agency. Meanwhile, Pyongyang called Trump’s threats “a bunch of nonsense.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photo Credit: EPA

North Korea criticized US President Donald Trump early Thursday morning, calling his threats “a bunch of nonsense” and threatening that its plan to strike the US island territory of Guam will be ready within the next few days.  

The North’s state-run KNCA news agency reported that the North Korean military said that Trump “only understands force” and that his “fire and fury” statement is an empty threat. Regarding the Guam strike, it was reported that the plan has already been presented to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and that he is expected to decide whether to carry out the attack soon.

“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by North Korea will fly over the skies of cities in Japan,” a statement from a North Korean army official read. “The missiles will fly for 3,356.7 km for 1,065 seconds and fall 30-40 km from Guam’s coast.”

The tensions between North Korea and the US peaked over the past week after the new sanctions against the isolated dictatorship were unanimously approved by the UN Security Council. Shortly thereafter, a war of words erupted between Washington and Pyongyang.

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