Korean People's Army spokesman said plan could be implemented at any time
North Korea said on Wednesday it was "carefully examining" a plan to attack Guam's missile-stricken US territory just hours after President Donald Trump warned him that if he again threatened the United States "he would encounter fire and fury ".
The isolated communist country has made it clear that it is seeking to develop a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and reach US territory, ignoring calls by the international community to end its weapons programs.
A spokesman for the Korean People's Army, in a statement released by the North Korean state news agency KCNA, said the attack plan will be "implemented ... at any time" once leader Kim Jong Un takes a decision. In another statement citing another military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a preventive operation if the United States gives signs of provocation.
The plan could be reported by the Supreme Command in a short time, said the spokesman without giving details. The United States should end its "reckless military provocation" against North Korea to prevent its actions, another army spokesman said.
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