Action again North Korea's ballistic missiles a hard call for US

The surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missile system deployed at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward in July

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Pyongyang and Washington to sign up to a previously unveiled joint Russian-Chinese plan under which North Korea would freeze missile tests and the United States and South Korea would impose a moratorium on large-scale military exercises.

During a lengthy exchange with reporters, President Trump said that his threat to bring "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States may not have gone far enough.

The president warned that if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before - what will happen in North Korea".

"We are prepared for any eventuality, more so than any other American community", he said. Guam is also home to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system, which can knock out intermediate-range missiles as their approach the island.

Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run August 21-31 and involve tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops on the ground and in the sea and air. -South Korea drills begin.

Baumgartner, a supervisor at a high-end clothing store, said she was confident US forces on the island's two bases were ready to intervene, and she bore no grudges about that military presence making Guam a North Korean target. But pushing the envelope, or just threatening to do so, is what North Korea does best.


Guam residents should take cover from a North Korean missile attack quickly, in a concrete structure, preferably underground - and stay there until told otherwise, a survival guide advises. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

The possibility of escalation is made even more acute by the lack of any means of official communication across the Demilitarized Zone, though there has been no easing of the barrage of inflammatory comments in the US and the North since new sanctions against North Korea were announced last week.

Guam's governor on Thursday said the United States territory was "well-equipped" to handle any North Korean strike thanks to robust infrastructure that had survived earthquakes and typhoons, after Pyongyang released a detailed plan to launch missiles towards the island.

After decades of living peacefully, Guam authorities are urging their citizens to be prepared for an "imminent" missile attack from North Korea after the rogue state threatened to unleash "enveloping fire" at the small island sitting 9,700km from the US mainland.

Guam has been a USA territory since 1898, when Spain ceded it in the wake of the Spanish-American War. "So I think it's important to be very strong". "Fight tonight" has long been the motto of USA forces in South Korea to show they're always ready for combat on the Korean Peninsula. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no military solution, adding that "an escalation of the rhetoric is the wrong answer". Trump said. He did not specify what they might be.

Trump said hours later, "Let her speak for Germany".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three more freedom fighters killed in Kashmir
Aug 13, 2017 - 21:12
Three terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces at Zainapora in Shopian district in Jammu and Kasmir. A gun battle broke out between the security forces and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area on Saturday evening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen
Aug 13, 2017 - 21:08
He added that the deaths could be due to "natural" causes, as many patients admitted are in "serious" condition. Opposition politicians have seized on the deaths, calling the government insensitive.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 3 people die, 1 left injured in assault at Long Island home
Aug 13, 2017 - 21:08
Police say he had been removed from the house with emotional issues twice previously and taken to a medical center. However, interactions with her son had grown more frightening, and she had an order of protection against him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsène Wenger delighted that Olivier Giroud decided to stay
Aug 13, 2017 - 20:47
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Carragher explained why he's a fan of Giroud. It was a relief for me he chose to stay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scaramucci: Trump 'Needed to Have Been Much Harsher' in Initial Charlottesville Statements
Aug 13, 2017 - 20:25
So, if he does that, he'll have a very successful legislative agenda that he'll be able to execute. I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British ministers: Brexit transition period "will be important" for businesses
Aug 13, 2017 - 20:08
The joint article comes as May's government prepares to publish three papers promising to lay the ground for the next round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels at the end of August.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Philippe Coutinho departure to Barcelona could destroy Liverpool's season, says Sunday Supplement
Aug 13, 2017 - 19:30
I didn't see the club today - those people. "We had our moments, then we conceded an offside goal", he said. That is what I was always doing. "I had to prepare for a match".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Borussia Dortmund extend Ousmane Dembele suspension until further notice
Aug 13, 2017 - 19:24
Dortmund rejected a €100m (£90m) offer from Barcelona for Dembele in midweek and he was fined and suspended for missing training until after Saturday's German Cup game for the defending champions against Rielasingen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea v Burnley red cards: Fabregas and Cahill decisions correct - Alan Shearer
Aug 13, 2017 - 18:56
Why do I have to send a message? Burnley then capitalized with a ruthless display that saw them score 3 times before the break. Wales striker Sam Vokes scored twice while Ireland fullback Stephen Ward hammered in a fierce drive.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' Diplomacy Bearing Fruit: US's Mattis
Aug 13, 2017 - 18:40
Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the United States territory of Guam. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also sought to promote dialogue and diplomacy over military action.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49
Aug 13, 2017 - 18:22
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has forecast moderate to heavy rains to continue across the country for the next few days. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed administrators in flood-hit districts to expedite rescue and relief efforts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stocks, dollar extend slide as US, North Korea tensions intensify
Aug 13, 2017 - 17:39
Reuters data show a 22 per cent perceived chance for a rate hike after the Fed's December meeting. Investors are also awaiting USA inflation data due later this week for clues on when the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North Korea
Aug 13, 2017 - 17:05
Trump threatened to rain down "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if North Korea did not curb its nuclear programs. Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump tells China: Probe into trade practices coming
Aug 13, 2017 - 16:42
Trump has said he would be more amenable to going easy on Beijing if it were more aggressive in reining in North Korea. Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem
Aug 13, 2017 - 16:39
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was unaware of Lynch's intention to sit but said he spoke with the veteran rusher after the game. He has the respect of many peers across the league and players themselves are big fans of the one they call Beast Mode.