North Korean state media reports that the country is considering firing missiles at the island of Guam, per Reuters. Guam is a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific with a population of about 160,000, and home to three U.S. military bases.
North Korea’s military spokesman reportedly said Pyongyang would conduct a pre-emptive operation if there are signs of U.S. provocation.
The news broke just hours after President Trump gave a very serious warning to North Korea if they made any further threats.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” President Trump promised.
The Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence has concluded North Korea has missile-ready nuclear weapons.