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N. Korea snubs U.S. warning; outlines plan for Guam strike

Aug 10, 2017, 5:42 AM EDT
Guam is a key site as U.S. strategic bombers are based on the island.
(Source: Naval Surface Warriors/flickr)

The unnerving war of words between Washington and Pyongyang intensified further on Thursday, with North Korea detailing the specifics of its plan for a missile strike at the waters off the coast of the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

The North, which has apparently developed long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to the U.S. mainland, also poured scorn on President Donald Trump for his “fire and fury” comment, saying that the leader was “bereft of reason,” writes the BBC.

The North's state-run KCNA news agency claimed that the plan to fire four intermediate-range missiles near Guam will be finalized by mid-August, a development that a few critics viewed as an advance warning from Pyongyang that it is conducting test and not an actual attack, notes Reuters.