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NoKor pulls back on threat on Guam

NoKor pulls back on threat on Guam

She said Japan was only interested in taking over Guam during World War II because it was a US territory.

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the USA military hub in the Pacific.

North Korean media today claimed its leader had been briefed by his Missile Command on completed plans to test launch missiles and "bracket" the US Pacific territory of Guam. The answer's no on that one. If the "planned fire of power demonstration" is carried out because of USA recklessness, Kim said it will be "the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillerymen will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks", the North reported. "We hope to see them improve mutual trust, and move toward the goal of preserving peace and stability on the peninsula as well as realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula".

But Trump on Friday appeared to set another red line - the mere utterance of threats - that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for Kim.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also warned Monday that the U.S. will go to war with the North if it fires missiles at Guam.

On Guam, home to a U.S. air base, a Navy installation, a Coast Guard group, and roughly 6,000 United States military personnel, residents expressed some relief at the lessening of tensions.

Mattis' strong statement comes as Yonhap reports that KNCA, North Korea's state news agency, reported that "Dear Supreme Leader said today that the Americans' reckless military confrontational behavior has ended up the USA trapping themselves with their own hands and are spending pathetic fate by tired minutes and seconds and that Dear Supreme Leader will watch such stupid American behavior for a bit longer".

"Any second Korean War would have no choice but to spread into a nuclear war", it said in a commentary.

He ordered the army to be ready to launch the missiles if he made a decision for action, the report added.

Host John Dickerson pointed out that the president's "fire and fury" comments sounded like he was saying, if North Korea makes a threat, "the following thing will happen".

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"The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is highly complex and sensitive".

Officials have expressed confidence that the U.S. military and its multi-layered missile defense system that operates throughout Asia will protect them. "And that is why we are so, pushing hard on this diplomacy campaign".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was also asked about Kim's announcement that he would put off a potential missile strike on or near Guam. "The bottom line is we will defend the country from an attack".

North Korea had announced plan to launch missile to hit 30-40 kilometers close to Guam last week. The North was backed by China and the Soviet Union.

The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between Trump and North Korea amid worries Pyongyang is nearing its long-sought goal of being able to send a nuclear missile to the US mainland.

"We know swiftly after it's launched where it's going to land", he said.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, met South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo on Monday. Guam has a $5 billion economy, which is fueled by tourism and the USA military. "Yes, that's called war, if they shoot at us", Mattis said. The plan was postponed to August, and then cancelled recently.

North Korea is angry about new United Nations sanctions over its expanding nuclear weapons and missile program and the upcoming military drills between Washington and Seoul.

China is telling the USA and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute.


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