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North Korea now "seriously examining" plan to target near Guam "mid-August"

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North Korea now says they are "seriously examining" a plan to launch a missile strike that would target an area near Guam, a U.S. territory.

In a new statement from Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, published by state-run media KCNA, he says North Korea is "seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the US."

KCNA published a wire, criticizing Trump for having "let out a load of nonsense about 'fire and fury,' failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA."

The wire also said that "sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him," referring to President Trump.

Their plan would be to send Hwasong 12 missiles toward Guam by "mid-August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK nuclear force and wait for his order," according to KCNA. Kim Jong Un is the commander-in-chief.

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