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South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

"All sides in and around the Korean Peninsula must do what they can to turn the situation into a dialogue phase before things get irremediable". Although most South Koreans loathe the repressive regime in the North and its nuclear pursuit, they also are afraid that the South has more to lose in a war than the impoverished North, a fear that the regime of Kim Jong-un, the North's leader, has been using as leverage.

Guam is armed with the U.S. Army's defense system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which can intercept missiles.

But there is always a slight worry in the back of her mind - could this be real?

Long used to living within the range of North Korea's artillery, people in the South have generally ignored its aggressiveness and series of nuclear and long-range missile tests. The air base was built in 1944, when the USA was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II.

"High-ranking American officials too should refrain from using excessive language", said the party's chairwoman, Choo Mi-ae, without mentioning Mr. Trump by name.

"The US might decide to put an Aegis system much closer to Guam to have two levels of defense, but that's a presidential decision", he said.

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Gaminde's remarks comes after North Korea announced earlier on Thursday that the nation has a detailed plan for a missile strike near Guam, where about 7,000 U.S. troops are stationed, using four intermediate-range ballistic rockets.

Zhao Liang, a 35-year-old bank teller from Beijing, said she won't be cutting short her vacation over North Korea's latest missile threats.

As tensions continue to ratchet up over North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear missile capable of striking the US, CNN has spoken to multiple officials with a detailed knowledge of how the US will determine if any North Korean missile launch poses a threat that requires the US military to shoot it down.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command headquartered in Colorado makes the determination whether the missile poses a threat to the continental US.

Deploying such weapons would break with decades of precedent, and the idea is contentious.

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Commenting on the issue, Kim highlighted that the time has come for the United States and North Korea to meet at the negotiating table.

President Donald Trump warned that North Korea would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang keeps threatening the United States.

In Japan, such comments have served as a reminder of the risks involved in confronting the North militarily.

Fox News reports that Japan lies only about 620 miles to the east of North Korea, which has conducted numerous missile tests this year.

"There's growing concern", said Hideshi Takesada, a specialist on defense issues at the Institute of World Studies at Takushoku University, "about whether the U.S.is really thinking about the security of Japan and South Korea".

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