North Korea threatens to strike Guam with missiles at ‘any moment’

A spokesperson for the Korean People’s Army issued a statement early Wednesday North Korea time announcing an imminent missile strike on the U.S. territory of Guam. The statement is a response to President Trump’s comments on Tuesday pledging “fire and fury” if North Korea continued making nuclear threats.

The spokesperson said the ballistic rocket is ready to strike at “any moment” and awaiting Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un’s approval. Here’s the full statement:

The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base in which the U.S. strategic bombers, which get on the nerves of the DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above south Korea, are stationed and to send a serious warning signal to the U.S.

The plan is to be soon reported to the Supreme Command soon after going through full examination and completion and will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way any moment once Kim John Un, supreme commander of the nuclear force of the DPRK, makes a decision.

For the president’s reference, Guam is an island in the Pacific 2000 miles south of the Korean peninsula. At least 16,400 U.S. military members and their family members are stationed there.

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