North Korea once again threatens missile strike on Guam

16 October, 2017, 00:19 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Close-up of a missile launch

US President Donald Trump's continued threats of military action against Pyongyang if it does not tame its weapons ambitions have fuelled fears of conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Despite arms trade being a common global practice, the United States is "abusing it for world domination beyond the commercial purposes".

A member of North Korea's Parliament spoke about the threat of destruction the country faces from the United States.

The US and South Korean military officials suspect the North might be preparing to launch missiles capable of reaching the US territory, the newspaper said.

Just over 31,000 North Korean defectors were registered with South Korea's Unification Ministry in September, 71 per cent of them women.

An unnamed South Korean military official shared concerns with local Yonhap news agency that the North may respond to the upcoming war games with another missile launch.

The deployment of powerful strategic military assets, such as elite bombers, aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines, to the peninsula has the rogue regime very much on edge.


"In various locations in the North, TELs (transporter erector launchers) have repeatedly appeared and disappeared".

Earlier this week, Pyongyang again threatened to fire "a salvo of missiles" at the United States territory of Guam, and keep its hands "closer to [the] trigger" due to the drills.

"The goals, in my opinion, are quite obvious: to apply forceful pressure on North Korea, with whom Washington is now in a tense relationship".

The reports, from US Naval Institute News and Navy Times, said the USS O'Kane would deploy from Hawaii to join the ballistic missile defense mission in the Western Pacific.

Tensions in the region have constantly escalated in recent months with the North relentlessly expanding its nuclear and missile programmes. Stoltenberg, who will visit South Korea and Japan in the coming weeks as a show of support, stressed that Washington had the right to defend itself and its allies, but called for greater diplomatic efforts.

"If they do that then the rest of the worldwide community will look to work with them", Mr Tehan said.

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