North Korea has fired back at Donald Trump with threats of striking Guam right after the U.S. president warned the Kim Jong Un’s regime on the consequences of provoking America. North Korea is clearly taking Trump’s warnings very seriously as they’re currently “examining the operational plan” of blasting the U.S. military base island of Guam with ballistic missiles.
According to CNN, North Korea’s retaliative statements branched from an incident where the U.S. sent two B-1 bombers to the Korean peninsula. The U.S. aerial maneuver took place on Monday as two USAF aircraft were deployed from Guam’s Anderson Air Force Base along with Japanese and South Korean aircraft. North Korea perceived this incident as a “continuous bomber presence” from the U.S.
With that said, North Korea isn’t taking the incident lightly as they hope to prepare their countermeasures by firing their medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missile around Guam. North Korea’s statement indicated that they’re planning to specifically aim for the Anderson Air Force Base to “send a serious warning signal to the US”.
Furthermore, the constant pressure from the U.S. bomber aircraft gave North Korea the perfect target to deploy their missiles since the statement mentioned that these military maneuvers “get on the nerves” of North Korea.
A spokesman from the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army warned the U.S. that their recent testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and aerial bomber presence “may provoke a dangerous conflict.”
In fact, North Korea’s bomb threats came in merely hours after Trump delivered a heated warning. This indicates that the DPRK have been planning on assaulting Guam since the aerial bomber presence incident on Monday.
President Trump gave his warning to Pyongyang on Tuesday stating that they would “face fire and fury like the world has never seen” if they would pursue threatening the U.S.