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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un ‘briefed’ on Guam missile attack

The North Korean leader “examined the plan for a long time” during an inspection of missile units

Kim Jong-Un has been presented with a plan to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Ahn Young-joon/ AP Photo
Kim Jong-Un has been presented with a plan to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Ahn Young-joon/ AP Photo

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has been presented with a plan to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam in the Pacific, according to the country’s state media.

The Korean Central News Agency said that Mr Kim had “examined the plan for a long time” and “discussed it” with commanding officers on Monday.

Mr Kim said he will “watch the actions of the US a little bit more” before deciding whether to launch the missile attack, according to the state news agency.

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"The United States, which was the first to bring numerous strategic nuclear equipment near us, should first make the right decision and show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash," Mr Kim was reported to have said.

Tensions have escalated between North Korea and the US since Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

President Donald Trump responded by promising Mr Kim "fire and fury like the world has never seen" should he ever threaten the US again.

While Pyongyang said it would test fire its missiles towards Guam in the western Pacific Ocean.

The latest move by North Korea comes just hours after its closest ally China announced a halt to imports from the country under UN sanctions.