DPRK warns of preemptive missile strikes against Guam
PYONGYANG, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned of making preemptive strikes against the U.S. military base of Guam in the Pacific, after two U.S. strategic bombers were sent again Tuesday to South Korea to stage mock nuclear bomb droppings exercise on DPRK strategic targets, said the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Wednesday.
KCNA quoted a spokesman of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) as saying late Tuesday that DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un has "recommended examination of a powerful and effective action plan for containing the U.S. imperialists' aggression hardware, as the U.S. forces are resorting to inappropriate and reckless military actions in the sensitive area."
"The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam, including the Anderson Air Force Base," said the spokesman.
The spokesman said the U.S. B-1B strategic bombers, which are based in Guam, are "getting on the nerves of the DPRK and threatening and blackmailing it through their frequent visits to the sky above South Korea."
"The plan is to be soon reported to the Supreme Commander (Kim Jong Un) soon after going through full examination and completion and will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way any moment once Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the nuclear force of the DPRK, makes a decision," said the spokesman.