North Korea has said it is weighing a preemptive missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.
North Korea’s military is considering to conduct missile strike on areas around the US territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday local time.
North Korea’s comments came hours after President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury”. According to foreign media.
The statement reported a military statement issued on Tuesday, which probably came in response to US military drills in Guam.
According to report from Washington Post, citing US intelligence officials, suggested North Korea is developing nuclear weapons capable of hitting the US at a much faster rate than expected.
Pyongyang’s initial threat to Guam came after the US flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday.
The important island of Quam
Quam is a 541 sq km (209 sq miles) volcanic and coral island in the Pacific between the Philippines and Hawaii.
The island is part of US territory, which has a population of 163,000.
US military bases cover about one fourth of the island, and about 6,000 personnel are based there.