North Korea Threatens to attack Guam in Response to US Military Deployment

Frederick Owens
October 14, 2017

North Korea again threatened on Friday October 13th 2017 with firing missiles near the American island of Guam at Washington's military deployment in the region, the same day that the United States and Seoul announced new naval maneuvers in waters off the Korean peninsula.

North Korea is once again threatening to launch missiles toward Guam, the New York Times reports. In the last three months, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test ever and launched two missiles over northern Japan. "The US military action hardens our determination that the US should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to the 'trigger.'" While the US maintains the exercise, like previous ones, is defensive, North Korea sees it as practice for an invasion.

However many will suggest Trump is responsible for the rise in tension with North Korea, given the hawkish rhetoric he has adopted since taking over from Obama. He has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.

On Wednesday, Trump also characterized a diplomatic deal with North Korea brokered under former President Bill Clinton as a failure.

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"We can't let this to go on".

Pyongyang rattled its "sword of justice" Friday by vowing to attack the U.S. territory of Guam with a "salvo of missiles", one day after stating that it will complete its nuclear weapons program no matter how much worldwide pressure the nation faces.

"Right now we think the threat is manageable", Kelly told reporters at the White House. It said the copy shop did this on September 26 "ahead of the 72nd founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea" that was celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The North Korean government views them as a dress rehearsal for an invasion - even as the USA insists they are purely defensive in nature. Several thousand North Korean workers have been working in Middle East construction sites, earning badly needed cash for their government.

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