North Korea Is Threatening to Launch Missiles at Guam Again

N.Korea's Key 'Rocket Men' Absent from Major Events

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles towards the USA territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the U.S. would compel Pyongyang to take action.

The drill, which involves aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, is scheduled to begin Monday in waters east and west of South Korea.

The USS Michigan nuclear-powered submarine enters the naval base of Busan, South Korea, on October 13, 2017. US and South Korean warplanes will also join the exercise, which takes place amid heightened tensions over North Korea's advancing nuclear missile programme.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as "the calm before the storm".

Although both South Korea and the United States insist next week's drill is defensive in nature, North Korea considers such war games rehearsals for invasion.

"We have almost achieved the final point on the way to our ultimate goal, to achieving a real balance of force with the United States", Ri was quoted as telling the reporters visiting Pyongyang this week.

In the past, it was rumored that Hyon Song-wol would have been executed on Kim Jong-un's order after the dictator had discovered that the young artist played in an adult movie.

North Korea is once again threatening to launch missiles toward Guam, the New York Times reports.

Anyone anxious that the United States-North Korea impasse is heading to a nuclear showdown should relax.

Trump recently declared that his top diplomat was "wasting his time" in trying to negotiate with the North. A day earlier, John Kelly said North Korea's potential ability to hit the United States with missiles should concern Americans, according to CNN. He added: "We're going to see what happens". He said there was already "great concern" about Americans living in Guam. "But if it's going to be something other than negotiation, believe me, we are ready-moreso than we have ever been", the president added.

Some analysts in South Korea say the deployment of USA supersonic bombers to the peninsula is making Kim think twice about provoking the United States.

The previous test compelled Washington to accelerate its global campaign to exert sanctions and pressure on North Korea.

He said they were merely taking an order put in by Yu Chol Pak, who is listed on the Federal Ministry of Europe's website as the third secretary to the North Korean ambassador in Austria. Several thousand North Korean workers have been working in Middle East construction sites, earning badly needed cash for their government.



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