Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

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"Before we start talking about all these military options, we have to decide what are we going to do with the USA citizens over there".

A conflict between the North and the United States could have devastating consequences for Asia's fourth-largest economy, with Seoul within range of Pyongyang's vast conventional artillery forces.

Analysts said the North Korean missiles, if launched as the North described, would fall outside the Guam's territorial waters, which extend 13.8 miles from the coast. "The Blue House National Security Office is in close communication with the offices of national security aides in the United States and Japan".

Not long ago, US President Donald Trump said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-Un - the North Korean leader the US president also has variously dubbed "a madman" and "a smart cookie".

On Thursday, NBC News reported that the Pentagon had prepared a specific plan for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea's missile sites should Mr. Trump order such an attack. "It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before", he tweeted.

The threat from a spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) came on the same day President Trump warned that Pyongyang's threats "will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen".

Meanwhile US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for calm and said people should "sleep well at night".

But Hartz says the latest North Korea scare feels more serious than previous ones. Clarissa Baumgartner, a 25-year old Guam resident, told Reuters the threats - the second of its kind in two days - wasn't "something she was taking too seriously".

They are used to the threats from North Korea. Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi says because it would take a missile about 15 minutes to arrive, there won't be much time to prepare. "The closer you get to that, you're stressing the performance of the system", he said.

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"We're very concerned about the news but we've been given assurance by the local government, primarily through Governor Eddie Calvo, that he is working with the military to ensure that the safety of all the residents are the utmost priority", Analista said.

"We are not just a military installation".

"I'm not saying we shouldn't be anxious because we never know if they'll decide to follow through this time", said Tayana Pangelinan, a resident of Dededo, the island's most populated village.

The Hwasong-12, which was revealed for the first time at a military parade in April, is an intermediate-range ballistic missile that is believed to have a radius of more than 2,300 miles.

At home the North Korean leader must rally his impoverished people by showing off his daring in the standoff with the United States, his country's sworn enemy for more than six decades.

In response to North Korean missile tests, the US military has tested its missile defense system in May, and multiple times in July, although they later admitted one had failed.

As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the USA escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself - which would complicate the situation even further.

"The DPRK's flagrant disregard of worldwide agreements and confrontational actions undermine regional stability, jeopardise the prospects for lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula, and pose a growing threat to global peace and security".

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