The North Korean army on Wednesday doubled down on its Tuesday remarks that they were considering a strike against U.S. territory, Guam.
Released to the North Korean regime’s state-run KCNA news agency, Tuesday’s remarks claimed that the army was reviewing “military options to form attack positions” around Guam in order to “send a stern warning” to the United States.
On Wednesday, North Korea expounded on its threats.
From Yohhap News Agency:
North Korea’s military said Thursday it is considering firing four intermediate-range ballistic missiles around Guam, home to several U.S. strategic bombers.
North Korea’s strategic force is “seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the U.S.,” according to the Korean Central News Agency in English.
It said that the missiles will fly over Japan and land near the U.S. territory of Guam, adding that the country will report its detailed plan to leader Kim Jong Un by mid-August.
Also, North Korea mocked Trump’s golf outings in the statement and taunted his threats that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
“The U.S. President at a [golf] links again let out a load of nonsense about ‘fire and fury,’ failing to grasp the on-going grave situation … ” the statement read.
“It seems that he has not yet understood the statement,” the statement continued. “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him.”
The statement was attributed to the commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army, Gen. Kim Rak Gyom.