North Korea renews threat to launch missile towards Guam

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In August, North Korea said it had plans to attack Guam.

"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 US major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base".

Not all the criticism for the situation is being layed on President Trump, though, as seventy-five percent of Americans also say that comments from the North Korea leader have been detrimental.

North Korea has made fresh threats to attack the US territory of Guam with a "salvo of missiles" after a recent aviation exercise over the peninsula. As it is known, USA strategic bombers on Monday had a flight on Korean peninsula B-1b.

As the United States and South Korea prepare for next week's joint naval exercise, North Korean officials yesterday renewed their threat to launch ballistic missiles near Guam, an American territory in the western Pacific.

United States military assets include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and two Arleigh Burke class destroyers, while South Korea will provide an Aegis destroyer, naval helicopters and F-15 k, FA-18 and A-10.

The exercise, slated for October 16 to 26 in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, would promote 'communications, interoperability, and partnership, ' the statement added.

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"Right now, we think the threat is manageable", Kelly told reporters at the White House. Across both party lines, Americans say negotiating with the country is a "waste of time". "Let's hope that diplomacy works", the chief of staff said.

It is unlikely to have any effect on next week's planned major joint-navy drill between Sourth Korea and the U.S.

South Korean warships including the nation's first Aegis destroyer, Sejongdaewang (L), in this file photo.

After entering South Korean airspace, the two bombers carried out air-to-ground missile drills in waters off the east coast of South Korea, then flew over the South to waters between it and China to repeat the drill, the release said.

Further, the USA nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has been undertaking manoeuvres nearby.

Six US planes - including a "nuclear sniffer" and two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers - took part in the military exercise on Tuesday night.

Mr Kim Kwang Hak did not elaborate but recalled Pyongyang's warning in August that it could launch missiles near Guam, home to the United States airbase from which the bombers took off on Tuesday.