By Lee Chi-dong and Kim Soo-yeon
SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s military announced Wednesday it is considering missile strikes aimed at laying siege to Guam, home to several U.S. strategic bombers.
The Korean People’s Army (KPA) stressed that it stands ready to stage an all-out armed conflict if Washington presses ahead with a preventive war against it.
The saber-rattling came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that North Korea will be met with “fire and fury” should it stick to ambitions to hit the U.S. with ballistic missiles.
The North’s Strategic Force said it’s “now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with the medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12,” according to an English-language statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).