Published On: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

President Trump’s Rave Heightens Fears of Conflict: “Fire and Fury”

In response to Trump's threats to report the possibility of a nuclear warhead with ballistic missiles, Pyongyang fire: Threatens Guam's military personnel.

 

North Korea announced Wednesday that it is seriously considering an attack the US air base on Pacific island of Guam, with medium to long range missiles. The state news agency KCNA quoted the ruling party spokesman who said in response to US President Donald Trump’s threats that “the attack is called at any time Kim Jong-un shoots.”

Trump’s threats that Kim Jong-un to expect “fire and fury” if he continues to threaten the United States.

Pyongyang’s announcement was published a few hours after Trump said that “North Korea will not threaten us anymore and it will respond “with fire and fury that the world has yet to see.” Trump told reporters at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, after the Washington Post published assessments of North Korea’s ability to assemble nuclear warheads on its missiles.

Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo is not worried. “The island is American territory, but not a military facility,” the governor said. “I spoke with the White House and made it clear to me that there is no change in the level of threat, but we are ready for any possibility.”

 

In the past week, the US has carried out a series of actions against the growing threat from the isolated country, including the US B-1B bombers flying over the peninsula, the approval of additional economic sanctions and the American bombers exercise near the Korean peninsula.

North Korea announced that the possible attack planned in the wake of an “armed presence in the region,” and this week it has repeatedly denounced a “hostile policy” by the United States, which leads the diplomatic and military efforts against it.

Lockheed Martin, the largest defense agency in the US, said that as a result of the escalating tensions with Pyongyang, its men are receiving many calls for missile defense systems. A senior company official noted that demand for systems has risen in the last year and a half along with the threats from Pyongyang.

At the same time, Japan announced that its air force conducted a joint maneuver in the skies of the island of Kyushu, near the Korean Peninsula, following Kim’s threats. An IAF announcement said that two Japanese F-2 fighter jets flew with two American B-1B bombers.

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday approved a series of new economic sanctions on the regime following its recent missile launches, and North Korea said it was not afraid to launch a preemptive strike because of its reckless military conduct and could attack its territory directly.

The United States is trying to pressure its allies in Asia, including Japan and China, to pressure North Korea on the economic and political level, but they are in no hurry to initiate moves themselves and are content to express support. However, Canadian National Security Adviser Daniel Jean visited Pyongyang but did not elaborate on the visit. Local media reports say this is apparently related to the possession of Canadian priest Hyeon Soo Lim, who was arrested by the regime two and a half years ago.

News agencies, World Media

 

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