North Korea 'Wise' to Postpone Missile Launch Toward Guam

North Korea 'Wise' to Postpone Missile Launch Toward Guam

The Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA) previously reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN during inspection trips to the locations of strategic forces made a decision to suspend the preparation of the launch of ballistic missiles in the direction of the island of GUAM.

North Korea has said it was considering plans to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean media this week said leader Kim Jong Un had delayed the decision while waiting for the next U.S. move.

Fox News reported on August 15, "Kim Jong Un appears to back down after Mattis, Trump warnings". "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!", a-t-he added.

Asian giants, China has called on the U.S. and North Korea to "hit breaks on threats" so as to work towards resolving whatever issues there are to resolve without resorting to a nuclear war.

The North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un could change his mind "if the Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions".

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Thursday that he's advised the US leadership not to dial back on the exercises with South Korea.

Later, the U.S. Defense Department said it was "actively" considering revising bilateral ballistic missile guidelines with South Korea to allow Seoul to build more powerful missiles - at the South's request.

The United States - which backed Seoul in the war against the Chinese and Soviet-backed North - maintains about 28,500 servicemembers in South Korea. "We believe Korea's high-income economy continues to demonstrate stronger growth prospects than most developed countries'".

But as Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said on Tuesday, the U.S. has no plans to do so.

Russian Federation says it's against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its limit. More than ever before say that it is likely that President Trump will get the country into a war. "And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury-and frankly, power-the likes of which this world has never seen before".

In a call with Russia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed there was no military solution to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, only a diplomatic one.

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile last month - the second launch of an ICBM in its history - leading the United States to enforce new economic sanctions against Kim and his regime.

Ambassador Kim reiterated his leader's demand that the US immediately stop its "arrogant provocation" and its "extremely unsafe actions around the Korean Peninsula", including deploying "huge nuclear strategic equipment".