North Korea Renews Threats on Guam

North Korea Renews Threats on Guam

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles toward the USA territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the U.S. would compel Pyongyang to take action.

Guam is a major military hub and home to USA bombers that periodically fly missions over the divided Korean Peninsula.

The North Korean state agency issued this comment on the same day that South Korean and U.S. naval forces announced they will conduct high-profile joint maneuvers in waters off the Korean peninsula next week to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang.

The nuclear-powered submarine MI arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on Friday.

North Korea renewed threats against the US territory of Guam as South Korea and the United States prepare for a joint naval exercise next week.

An increasingly hostile relationship between the US and North Korea has Americans considering a preemptive strike on the country-and many Republicans are all for it.

This week, officials in Washington and Seoul have said that the U.S. and South Korean navies will stage a combined Maritime Counter Special Operation Force (MCSOF) exercise, as well as a drill with U.S. Navy carrier strike groups (CSG), in waters off the east and west coast of South Korea.

Kim Jong-Un's government warned that a joint exercise with Japan and South Korea has "hardened our determination that the US should be tamed with fire".

"The US military action hardens our determination that the US should be tamed with fire", the statement added.

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has a "stronger and tougher" attitude than other people on North Korea, and he will do what's right for the world.

The maneuvers will take place in a time of high tension in the peninsula following the interaction of warmongering, some say, between the regime led by Kim Jong-un and Trump, who plans to visit the region between the 2nd and 14th of November.

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

On Tuesday Trump discussed "a range of options" with his national security team to respond to North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests. "Let's hope that diplomacy works". He said there was already "great concern" about Americans living in Guam.