As tensions between the US and North Korea escalate, North Korea is directly threatening US territory now. In a North Korean media statement, the Communist government says it is considering a pre-emptive strike against Guam.
North Korea said on Wednesday it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, 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”.
A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army, in a statement carried by the North’s state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment” once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.
In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the United States showed signs of provocation.
Guam belongs to us and has over 160,000 residents. An attack against it would be a direct act of war against the United States. The small island lies about 2,000 miles southeast of North Korea.
This threat follows new stiff UN sanctions and promises of retaliation by Donald Trump against North Korea for any aggressive actions.