NoKor pulls back on threat to Guam

By , on August 14, 2017

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (Screenshot from CNN footage)
FILE: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un (Screenshot from CNN footage)

After a ‘word war’ with President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, held fire against United States of America’s (USA’s) territory Guam, after seeing Korean People’s Army’s (KPA’s) strategic force command on Tuesday, Pyongyang’s state media reported.

According to the North Korea’s media outlet, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim praised the ‘close and careful plan’ of attack prepared by KPA, as he was ‘freshly inspired’ seeing the ‘Hwasong artillerymen’s combat preparedness and sky-high spirit’ himself, during a visit in the military base.

The same report by the said state media mentioned that Kim advised the US ‘to take into full account gains and losses with a clear head whether the prevailing situation is more unfavorable for any party.’

He added that the US should stop ‘provoking’ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) any longer, and if the ‘Yankees’ as Kim called them are persistent with their ‘reckless actions,’ he could change his mind and proceed with ‘enveloping fire’ at Guam. For now, he will watch the US, but ordered the army to be ready to strike ‘at all times,’ KCNA report said.

In order to resolve the tensions between the DPRK and US, he insisted that the latter should make ‘necessary’ actions ‘first’ as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, the same report stated.

According to another report by KCNA, the DPRK’s access to the nukes is just a ‘measure for self-defense’ from the ‘high-handed and arbitrary practices of the US.’

Last week, Trump filled the headlines with his threat: “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.”

While Defense Secretary James Mattis warned yesterday that an attack ‘could escalate into war very quickly.’

“That’s called war, if they shoot at us… You don’t shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequences,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.