South Korea needs own nukes: Korean media

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Agosto 11, 2017

Guam has fired off an Imminent Missile Threat fact sheet in response to the apocalyptic threat from North Korea.

US President Donald Trump on Thursday warned North Korea against threatening Guam and said on Friday that the US military was "locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

The scheme to target the island, a key U.S. military stronghold, was meant to "signal a crucial warning" as "only absolute force" would have an effect on the USA leader, the North said.

Things that would indicated increased risk include growing USA military deployments to the region or a North Korean satellite launch, for example; on the other hand, indicators of reduced risk include evidence of unofficial talks or signs of smaller-scale or delayed joint U.S.

A country oriented towards pacifism and having disavowed war as an instrument of national policy, Japan is about as dissimilar from North Korea as one can get.

The latest war of words between Trump and the North-ruled by young leader Kim Jong-Un-unnerved many in the South, even though it has become largely used to hostile rhetoric from its neighbor. Accusing his predecessors of insufficient action, Trump said it was time somebody stood up to the pariah nation.

Though tensions have been building for months amid new missile tests by the North, including the launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the pace has intensified since the U.N. Security Council on Saturday passed sweeping new sanctions Trump had requested.

The U.S. took back control of Guam on July 21, 1944.

According to its reported plan, North Korea would fire four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missiles over Japan and into waters around Guam, home to about 7,000 troops and 160,000 people.

"Things will happen to them like they never thought possible, OK?"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly made the country's nuclear arms programme a priority
KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly made the country's nuclear arms programme a priority

"With (the euro zone's) political and economic outlook looking better, Swiss accounts could emerge as a main euro buyer, pushing the euro up across the board", they said.

A conflict between the North and the United States could have devastating consequences for Asia's fourth-largest economy, with Seoul within range of Pyongyang's vast conventional artillery forces.

THE QUOTE: "Risk-averse sentiment is dominating global equities markets, and US indices have retraced from record levels over the last two days".

The Navy additionally fields a fleet of nuclear submarines. And Pyongyang also has significant cyber abilities, although not as sophisticated as America's.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that while it is his responsibility to have military options, the US effort is focused on diplomacy and the Trump administration is working with its allies on a diplomatic solution.

Last year, only five districts in the capital held the drills. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Asia this week, said North Korea could signal it was ready for such talks by halting any missile tests for an extended period.

South Korea's Kospi sank 1.7 percent to 2,319.83 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.8 percent to 26,946.81.

As some of U.S. Forces Japan begin a transition from Okinawa to Guam in the coming years, the U.S. military should consider evaluating infrastructure on Guam as another way to expand its Pacific infrastructure.

"There's nothing to worry about at all and we'll just go on with our excursion and happily shop around".

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