North Korea looking at plan to strike U.S. territory of Guam

Guam North Korea Nuclear- Key facts about Guam the center of US-North Korea tension

Guam North Korea Nuclear- Key facts about Guam the center of US-North Korea tension

"The goal of the German government is to avoid a further military escalation and to settle the conflict in the North Pacific peacefully", said government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer.

On Wednesday, North Korea said it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam hours after US President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury". "We are not just a military installation", said Governor Eddie Calvo.

Earlier in the day Republican Senator John McCain responded to Trump's "fire and fury" warning, saying "great leaders" don't threaten foes unless they're ready to act - and he's not certain President Donald Trump is ready to act against North Korea.

"I want to reassure the people of Guam that now there is no threat to our island or the (neighbouring Northern) Marianas", he said.

The governor called North Korea's latest threat a "good sign" that they understand the consequences of an attack on Guam.

Andersen Air Force Base on Guam is where the US keeps its B1-B bombers deployed to the Asia Pacific.

"My Homeland Security adviser, who is in communications with Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, notes there is no change in the threat level resulting from North Korea events".

For other residents, Analista said it's business as usual for them.

The island has limited self-government with an elected governor, small legislature, and non-voting delegates in the USA lower house, the House of Representatives.

He did not elaborate on Guam's defences but the island houses two United States military installations, and is also armed with a sophisticated weapons system known as THAAD, which can destroy short, medium and intermediate-range missiles in their final phase of flight.

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