Date of release: 2017/8/9
North Korea said on Wednesday it was considering targeting areas close to US strategic military installations on the Pacific island of Guam with medium-range ballistic missiles.
The North Korean response comes a day after US President Donald Trump threatened that North Korea would be "met with fire and anger the world has never seen" if the United States were threatened again.
"It is better for North Korea not to make any further threats to the United States," Trump told reporters at Trump National Golf Club in Bidenster, New Jersey, on Tuesday. "It will be met with fire and anger that the world has never seen."
And the Trump attack on North Korea, came in the wake of a new report yesterday said that the US intelligence assesses whether Pyongyang succeeded in producing a nuclear warhead can be installed in its missiles or not.
Last month there was growing concern in Washington over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's pursuit of nuclear weapons after North Korea carried out two test launches of ballistic missiles for the first time.
The Japanese Defense Ministry concluded in an annual paper issued Tuesday that "it is possible that North Korea has completed nuclear weapons mini-developed nuclear warheads."
Japan, a key ally of the United States in the region, could be a potential target for North Korean aggression.
The UN Security Council has imposed tougher sanctions, the largest so far on North Korea, because of its recent attempt to launch a ballistic missile can be used to carry a nuclear warhead.
Despite the rapid pace of these tests, there is a state of uncertainty about the ability of the isolated state to install a nuclear warhead with the missile.