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Portland radio host describes covering North Korea threats from Guam

March 23 2018, 01:25 | Irvin Gilbert

Portland radio host describes covering North Korea threats from Guam

Portland radio host describes covering North Korea threats from Guam

But now Kim appear to have tossed the ball over to the USA, which also toned down threats following President Donald Trump's recent florid threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea.

However, Kim Jong-un's reckless threats were responded to with a strong, assertive warning from President Trump that the U.S.is capable of responding tenfold. "The alternative would be disastrous and unacceptable." wrote the owner of the White house.

Although prepared for "the enveloping fire at Guam", the North said it would watch what "the foolish Yankees" do before taking a decision.

In response, North Korea announced its plan to fire missiles at Guam, which it said would "send a serious warning signal to the United States".

"The theft of intellectual property by foreign countries costs our nation millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars each and every year", Trump said. -South Korean military drills.

North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the USA mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.

In the past six months, North Korea has tested 18 missiles, including two intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared", the report said.

Guterres also conceded the role of North Korea in precipitating the crisis, saying that it started with Pyongyang building up its nuclear and missile programmes. No details of the meeting have been released, though AP reported the conversation "touched" on North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday called for the resumption of dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid signs of de-escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

After weeks of fiery rhetoric from both North Korean and US leaders, there were indications this week both sides were ready to negotiate their way out of a crisis.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he and President Donald Trump have agreed that preventing North Korea from launching missiles toward Guam is of utmost importance.

Given where the two sides were just a week ago - with Trump's "fire and fury" vow and Kim's specific threat prompting Guam to issue an advisory to its citizens on surviving a missile launch - the eased tensions were hailed as a promising development.

The report came after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that if North Korea fired on US territory it would be "game on".

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