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Rhetoric peaks as Pyongyang “considers” strike on Guam

Aug 09, 2017, 6:05 AM EDT
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un sticker on T near 14th Street, NW, Washington DC.
(Source: Elvert Barnes/flickr)

Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” remark, North Korea on Wednesday retorted with its customary aggression, although more explicit this time, saying that it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

The exchange of sharp rhetoric between the two nations follows the approval of fresh economic sanctions on Pyongyang in the U.N., writes the BBC.

Guam Governor Eddie Calvo played down the North’s threat, adding that the “American soil” is prepared to face any eventuality, notes Reuters. Guam, home to about 163,000 people, is a key site as U.S. strategic bombers are based on the island.