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Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam
March 24 2018, 08:00 | Irvin Gilbert
Kim Jong Un ‘crazy as typhoons’ but not as scary say Guam residents
Gov. Calvo went on to express his faith in President Trump's handling of the North Korea threat.
Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper, said the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People's Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the United Nations in retaliation for North Korean missile tests.
China, North Korea's ally, hopes all sides can do more to help ease the crisis.
Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo says officials haven't raised the USA territory's threat level even after Pyongyang laid out plans to strike near the island.
- Democratic congressional leaders say the engagement from White House to Congress over North Korea tensions has been minimal - and that's concerning.
But all agree it has made rapid progress under Kim Jong-Un.
The term "locked and loaded", popularised in the 1949 war film "Sands of Iwo Jima" starring American actor John Wayne, refers to preparations for shooting a gun.
Trump is masterfully playing Kim Jong Un in getting him to say the most outlandish things in response to the president's deliberately provocative tweets and comments, and this is precisely what the USA needs to happen in order to accomplish the abovementioned goals.
DPRK's military said in a statement on Thursday that it would prepare a plan by mid-August to strike Guam, a USA island territory in the Western Pacific, with intermediate missiles. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of worldwide concern about the situation.
South Korea has long anxious about being sidelined in worldwide diplomacy meant to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
"Eddie, I have to tell you, you've become extremely famous", said the president, who telephoned from Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is on a working vacation.
In addition, it would also show that the US' plan in squeezing diplomatic "concessions" from China on North Korea by distracting it with India has been a relative success so far, yielding the tangible dividends that Trump and his team expected all along.
North Korea has vowed that the new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, and that it would never negotiate it away.
"Unfortunately, the rhetoric in Washington and Pyongyang is now starting to go over the top", Lavrov said on live state television at a forum for Russian students. The president told Kim Jong Un the firing of missiles at America would result in "fire and fury" like has never before been seen in the world. Turns out threatening language has been used by many presidents in the past. Hundreds of thousands of troops and huge arsenals are arrayed on both sides of the tense demilitarized zone between the two Koreas.
Clarissa Baumgartner, a 25-year old Guam resident, said Pyongyang's second threat in as many days to train its ballistic missiles on Guam wasn't something she was taking too seriously.
The damage inflicted on world stocks this week by the tensions topped $1 trillion by Friday, as investors again took cover in the yen, the Swiss franc, gold and government bonds.
U.S. financial markets took the increased rhetoric in stride.
"I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer", Merkel added.
There were no changes as of Friday morning in the US. military status in the continental United States or in the Pacific military command readiness or alert status, US. officials said. North Korea claims they're a rehearsal for war.