Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict

President Trump issued yet another threat against North Korea on Friday afternoon, saying that if dictator Kim Jong Un threatens the USA again, "he will truly regret it".

He says days of grave threats to the communist country's leader would be welcomed as "a great statement" if "somebody else" uttered them. "He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea".

President Donald Trump continued his war of words with North Korea, saying the United States was prepared to respond militarily.

North Korea has laid out plans to strike the U.S. island territory and major military hub of Guam in the Pacific.

Pyongyang said the scheme to target the island, a key U.S. military outpost in the western Pacific, was meant to "signal a crucial warning" as "only absolute force" would have an effect on a United States leader "bereft of reason".

North Koreans have lived for decades with the state media message that war is imminent, the to blame and their country is ready to defend itself.

Also on Friday, President Trump spoke with China's president, Xi Jinping, who reportedly told Trump that the relevant sides "must at present exercise restraint, and avoid words and actions that exacerbate tensions on the Korean peninsula".

"We just didn't do it in public", she said.

Late that month, Trump tweeted this after a failed missile launch by Jong Un's government: "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today".

Residents of Guam have been issued with advice on what to do if North Korea launches an attack.

With Guam's safety in the balance, Trump assured the territory's Governor Eddie Calvo: "We are with you 1000 percent, you are safe".

Thursday: He says that his "fire and fury" warning maybe "wasn't tough enough".

North Korea's bold threat includes "several places they can stop or give up", Carlin said.

"This man won't get away with what he is doing", he said.

North Korea claimed earlier in the week that they were "seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdirect the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the U.S".

Trump understands China's efforts to resolve the issue, the report said, and both leaders agreed to keep in close contact.

"I will do my best to secure our people's lives and property", Abe said without elaboration.

As North Korea's only real ally, China has more influence than any other nation over the hermit nation.

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