North Korea says it is considering missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury”.
The North’s official news agency said it was mulling a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based.
The statement marks a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries.
The UN recently approved further economic sanctions against the country.
President Trump’s comments followed a media report that claimed the North had made a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles.
This development, while not confirmed, was seen as one of the last obstacles to North Korea being a fully nuclear armed state.
Why is it that when the UN does something, the US gets threatened?