N. Korea: Guam Attack Under Review

Write : 2017-08-09 08:01:47 Update : 2017-08-17 09:15:39

N. Korea: Guam Attack Under Review

Anchor: Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warnings against North Korea, the regime said it is reviewing military options to strike Guam's surrounding areas with its ballistic missiles. The Western Pacific island is where the U.S. keeps its B-1B bombers for flying missions over the Korean Peninsula. The North also said that it would engage in an all-out war against the U.S. and South Korea in the event of an imminent preventive war against the regime
Kim Bum-soo has more.  
 
Report: North Korea has threatened to fire its intermediate-range ballistic missiles to hit areas surrounding the U.S. territory of Guam.
 
The spokesman of the North Korean strategic rocket force on Wednesday released a statement, saying that it is carefully reviewing an operation for making an "enveloping fire" around the Western Pacific island with its Hwasong-12 arsenal.
 
The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency cited the spokesman as saying that the operation would contain key U.S. military facilities, including Anderson Air Force Base.
 
The Air Force base is where U.S. B-1B Lancers are stationed for missions over the Korean Peninsula. The statement said that the U.S. bombers get on the nerves of North Korea due to their frequent flights over the South Korean airspace.
 
The North Korean military said that its plans will be reported to its leader Kim Jong-un whose final order will trigger simultaneous attacks.
 
The threat came just a day after two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers staged a flying mission over the peninsula. A South Korean military official said Wednesday that the two Lancers flew in formation with South Korean fighter jets in response to the North's Hwasong-14 missile launch late last month and returned to Guam. The latest show of force came just ten days after the previous B-1B mission in the South Korean airspace. 
 
In a separate statement, the North Korean military's General Staff Department said that it will turn the U.S. mainland into a "nuclear war stage," once a sign of a U.S. preventive attack against the regime emerges.

The North Korean military also threatened that it would turn Seoul and the rest of South Korea into a "sea of fire" upon signs of an imminent U.S. preemptive attack.
Kim Bum-soo, KBS World Radio News. 
 






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