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North Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam missile plan

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says. But the report said he would watch US actions before making a decision on “the enveloping fire at Guam”. Last week, the North said a plan was being drawn up to fire four missiles into the sea off Guam, where US bombers are based. It came amid a sharp rise in rhetoric between the US and North Korea. The report on state news agency KCNA said ...

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Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam. Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be “very safe, believe me”. Mr Trump said the US could impose further sanctions, “as strong as they get”, on North Korea. He said he would speak to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday evening about the “very dangerous” situation. “Hopefully, it will all work out,” Mr Trump said, ...

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North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

North Korea says it will be ready by mid-August to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam, as a war of words with Washington intensifies. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim Jong-un. It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings of “fire and fury” and said the US leader was described as “bereft of reason”. The US has warned the North its actions could mean the “end of its regime”. ...

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North Korea says considering missile strike on Guam

North Korea says it is considering missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury”. The North’s official news agency said it was mulling a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The statement marks a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries. The UN recently approved further economic sanctions against the country. President Trump’s comments followed a media report that claimed the North had made a nuclear warhead small enough ...

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