Published On: Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

North Korea: ‘Trump’s Threats Are Nonsense’; Guam Strike ‘Ready by Mid-August’

North Korean responses to Trump's threats with "fire and rage."; A plan to attack the US - On Trump said: "Only absolute power will affect him"

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North Korea announced on Thursday that it would complete its medium-range missile launch plan at the US-sponsored island of Guam, at mid-August.

Pyongyang rejected President Donald Trump’s threats, calling it “a load of nonsense.” Adding that “only absolute power can affect it.”

According to the North Korea News Agency (KCNA), the plan to attack Guam will be presented to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to decide whether to promote it. The agency quoted General Kim Rake Guillaume, commander of the strategic force in the North Korean army. The plan, designed to “block enemy forces at Guam’s military bases and serve as a warning sign to the United States,” includes the launch of four medium-range missiles (Hwasong-12), flying over Japan and landing 30-40 kilometers from Guam, a total distance of 3,000 km.

Yesterday, Trump referred to threats from North Korea and wrote on his Twitter account that the US “is stronger and more powerful than ever.” Trump also wrote: “My first mission as president was to improve and update our nuclear arsenal. Now, our nuclear arsenal is bigger and stronger than ever … I hope we never have to use that force, but there will never be a time when we will not be the most powerful nation in the world! “Trump said yesterday that if North Korea continues to threaten its country, “With fire and rage that the world has never seen before.” Trump’s shrieks yesterday:

 

The governor of Guam, Eddie Besse Calvo, rejected Pyongyang’s statement, saying it came from a place of fear and made it clear that the level of threat on the island had not raised. “I want to assure the people of Guam that at present there is no threat to the island or the Marines,” said Calvo. “My national security adviser, who is in contact with the DHS and the Department of Defense, has made clear there is no change in the level of threat following the North Korean statements and events.”

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the threat from North Korea this night was “completely unacceptable.” “The provocative actions of North Korea are completely unacceptable, and we suggest that they take the harsh warnings and reprimands of the international community seriously,” he said.

Pyongyang announced this week that it was considering a plan to attack the island of Guam, located in the Western Pacific, 3,400 kilometers from the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean military is examining a military plan to create fire in the area of Guam, with medium to high-range missiles of the Hwasong-12 type, to restrain the large US military base in Guam, “the North Korean military said. He added that to prevent this, the US must stop military provocations.

On Monday, the Washington Post reported that US intelligence estimates that North Korea has succeeded in minimizing nuclear warheads so that they can match its missiles. An analysis of the intelligence sources that reached the newspaper said that this is a significant step towards the transformation of Pyongyang into a nuclear power. In the past, intelligence officials estimated the number of bombs in North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. They estimate that there are 60 nuclear weapons in the country, but independent experts estimate that the number may be much lower.

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