The move could bring an end to the dictatorial regime and could curtail China’s expanding ambitions.
On Wednesday North Korea disclosed it was “carefully examining” plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. This disclosure came just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the rogue country that any threat to the U.S. would be met with “fire and fury”.
Incidentally, North Korea has defied international calls to halt its nuclear and missile programs aided by its only – China. The country has openly stated its plans of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that is capable of striking the United States.
As per a spokesmen for the Korean People’s Army (KPA), which was carried by the North Korea’s state run KCNA news agency, a strike plan would become operational once its Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.
“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 its spokesman.
Without citing any date, the spokesman said, the finalised plan would be reported to the North Korea’s Supreme Command soon.
On Monday, the U.S. flew two B-1 bombers over the Korean Peninsula as a part of its “continuous bomber presence,” said a U.S. official. The move underscores the strategic importance that Guam holds.
Already the U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea over its continued missile tests. China will face heat from it since it is only partner.