Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

North Korea looking at plan to strike USA territory of Guam

North Korea looking at plan to strike USA territory of Guam

The Governor of the USA territory of Guam on Wednesday downplayed the threat from North Korea after Pyongyang said it was making plans to attack the United States military bases on the Pacific island.

Guam Governor Eddie Calvo said the remote Pacific island was accustomed to being a target ever since Washington placed military installations there.

"I want to visit Pyongyang at an appropriate time so as to play the role of manure for unification", Park said.

Earlier in the day Republican Senator John McCain responded to Trump's "fire and fury" warning, saying "great leaders" don't threaten foes unless they're ready to act - and he's not certain President Donald Trump is ready to act against North Korea.

"I want to reassure the people of Guam that now there is no threat to our island or the Marianas", the governor said.

After taking off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the B-1s - assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron - flew to Japanese airspace, where they were joined by Japanese F-2 fighter jets.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said Thursday he wants to visit North Korea's capital of Pyongyang as part of efforts to bolster exchanges between the two cities so as to contribute to improving inter-Korean relations and eventually unification.

Calvo said in an online video message he had contacted the White House and had been told by the defence and homeland security departments there was no change in the threat level.

"We have to understand that even in a million-to-one scenario we have to be prepared with Guam being what it has been for decades, an American territory with strategic military assets in place in a very dynamic region".

For other residents, Analista said it's business as usual for them.

The closest USA territory to this remote island is Hawaii, which is nearly 6,500 kilometers away. We live on a small island.

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