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United States congresswoman confident Guam protected from North Korea threat

United States congresswoman confident Guam protected from North Korea threat”

I would have South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand and other countries out there form a bulwark, not only against North Korean expansion but at Chinese expansion.

Guam is also near another US territory, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands.

The governor of Guam, facing threats from North Korea, said Wednesday that he wants a president who will respond with "fury" if US territories are attacked.

The euro slid 0.3 percent to 129.34 yen, and fell 0.1 percent against the dollar to $1.1743. In the case of North Korea, the closest bombers are in Guam.

"It's just like setting off fireworks because most of their guided missiles just crash midway through flight", she said.

The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was almost flat on the day at 93.657, remaining above last week's 15-month low of 92.548. For nearly three years during World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese.

"North Korea's provocative actions, including this time, are obviously provocative to the region including Japan as well as to the security of the global community", Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief government spokesman, told reporters.

Many have criticized Trump for promising "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten the United States, especially with nuclear weapons, but Gov. Eddie Calvo seemed unbothered by Trump's approach.

"I want to reassure the people of Guam that now there is no threat to our island or the Marianas", Governor Eddie Calvo was quoted as saying by Efe news.

The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases: Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south.

Guam was claimed by Spain in 1565 and became a USA territory in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

Guam itself is equipped with its own THAAD missile system, which could intercept any missiles launched from Pyongyang toward the island.

On August 9, Calvo recorded a special address to ensure Guam's citizens that the island isn't under an immediate threat, although he has been in contact with federal agencies in Washington. He said they are prepared for "any eventuality".

He is responding to Trump's warning that North Korea could face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States after a new report said USA intelligence officials believe Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

A Japanese defense paper and a USA media report said Tuesday that North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.



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