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North Korea’s Kim holds off on Guam plan, will watch U.S. a bit longer – KCNA

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By Reuters

North Korea’s leader received a report from his army on its plans to fire missiles toward Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States for a while longer before making a decision, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday.

North Korea said last week it was finalizing plans to launch four missiles into the waters near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, and its army would report the strike plan to leader Kim Jong Un and wait for his order.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017.  (KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017.
(KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Kim, who inspected the command of the North’s army on Monday, examined the plan for a long time and discussed it with army officers, the official KCNA said in a report.

“He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous 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.

The DPRK stands for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Pyongyang’s detailed plans for the strike near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with U.S. President Donald Trump warning he would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it threatened the Unite States.

South Korean and U.S. officials have since sought to play down the risks of an imminent conflict, helping soothe global concerns somewhat on Monday.

Kim said the United States should make the right choice “in order to defuse the tensions and prevent the dangerous military conflict on the Korean peninsula,” the KCNA report said.

The visit to the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) marks Kim’s first public appearance in about two weeks.

The North’s leader ordered the army should always be fire-ready should he make a decision for action, the report said.

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  • curatolo

    Do you think we can trust this guy America? Just be careful.

    • Manny Santos

      and you trust North Korea??? i am scared with his handful missiles dares to announce attacking USA , even Russia or China cn’t even utter those armageddon scenario ..good luck to this buffon

      • curatolo

        I may phrased the sentence wrong, but my satement should be, “can Anerica trust this guy, (meaning the leader of NK)

        • Manny Santos

          ok noted as you corrected your statement

  • SPAM ME

    Brinkmanship has a potentially catastrophic outcome and only divine providence and God-determined fate, not genius, really determines who wins or who loses and enters history books, often at the cost of human lives in one blink of an eye.

  • jun

    yang si kim pure bluff lng hayssss