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Guam fliers offer emergency tips for missile strike

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"We just want a good relationship with North Korea, even the United States", said Chang Hyo Daniel Cheh, senior pastor of Bethany Church in Lynnwood.

USA officials have repeatedly said this year that military action against the North was an "option on the table" to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. And that could scuttle cooperation on North Korea. The trip has been long scheduled and was not arranged in response to the North Korean nuclear threat. "We call on the relevant parties to be cautious with their words and actions, and contribute more toward easing tensions and enhancing mutual trust", Geng said in a statement.

On Friday, Trump directed a new threat to Kim Jong Un on Twitter, saying the USA military solutions are "locked and loaded".

North Korea threatened this week to launch a salvo of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles around Guam, home to US strategic military assets, several thousand American troops, and over 160,000 civilians.

"We give a strict warning", the spokesman said.

As tensions between the US and North Korea continue to escalate, Guam's Homeland Security Office has released a bevy of tips for its residents to prepare in case of a missile attack. "They will fly 3,356.7 km (2,085.8 miles) for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam". "All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you".

This kind of unpredictable, bellicose rhetoric coming from the White House is unusual and does have people anxious, analysts say. He did not elaborate.

For several months, diplomats Joseph Yun, the US envoy for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the country's United Nations mission, according to CNBC, had continued discussions over other American detainees in North Korea and on today's deteriorating relationship between the long-time adversaries.

Here are some tips from the Guam Homeland Security Office in preparation for an "imminent missile threat".

Trump also spoke cryptically about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling Calvo, "You notice that he hasn't spoken recently".

US-South Korean joint military exercises are due to begin later this month.


Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run August 21-31 and involve tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops on the ground and in the sea and air.

Japan was on Saturday deploying its Patriot missile defence system after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, reports said.

And Mr Trump's rhetoric - in content, if not style - is also not exactly unprecedented from a United States president.

Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's warning to unleash "fire and fury". She says she would like see the president's tough talk dial down.

"There's a lot of disbelief going on, there's a lot of anxiety", Father Paul Gofigan told CNN after the mass.

At a news conference Monday, Calvo said that Guam is in a "normal state of readiness and its business as usual".

"Faith is so deeply rooted into our culture", he said.

"We actually spent time in prayer for the situation in North Korea and the threats that are going on", Howard Merrell, interim president of Pacific Islands University, a Christian university in Guam, told CBN News.

The president then takes a jab at his predecessors, telling Calvo, "They should've had me eight years ago or at least somebody with my thought process because that was the time".

Guamanians are American citizens by birth but not allowed to vote in the American presidential election.

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