Well, this is fairly terrifying.
Hours after President Donald Trump issued forceful remarks in response to news that North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are increasing, a spokesperson for the Korean People’s Army issued a statement indicating that the country was seriously considering a plan to strike Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.
Below is the statement, via BuzzFeed News’ Jon Passantino:
North Korea’s KCNA carries military statement saying it is considering a pre-emptive missile strike on Guam pic.twitter.com/eKFo9WTHlC
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) August 8, 2017
The spokesperson stated that that plan would be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment” as soon as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave approval.
After it was reported that North Korea had successfully developed miniaturized nuclear warheads that could fit on missiles, Trump gave the following comments:
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.”
One now awaits the president’s response to this threat from the North Koreans.
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