Japan says 'can never tolerate' North Korea provocations

Randolph Lopez
August 11, 2017

It's also the closest USA territory to North Korea, about 2,220 miles southeast of it.

Even as the Pacific territory's debt trading volumes hit almost $12 million, according to a review of Thomson Reuters data, prices were only marginally changed on the day.

In the month prior to Wednesday's activity, the daily average volume of Guam's debt was roughly $2.24 million.

"It was no accident that North Korea threatened to launch four missiles, it deliberately complicates the decisions of USA policy makers", he said. The country's not happy with the US President, Donald Trump.

Markets remained concerned over the risk of a USA first-strike against North Korean nuclear facilities.

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The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases: Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south.

Trump's response to that news was to further fan the flames of belligerence between the USA and the DPRK.

"It now appears that a significant portion of the continental United States is within range" of North Korean missiles, Bruce Klingner, a former Korea analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency told AP.

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The revelation came as North Korea issued a verbal attack on America, telling its Washington enemies they were "doomed to ruin". It also said if the two states continued threatening North Korea and imposing sanctions they would meet "shameful ruin".

North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs.

The United Nations sanctioned North Korea due to their recent missile tests.

The army will complete its plans in mid-August, ready for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's order, KCNA reported, citing General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army.

Asian stocks fell, with South Korea's benchmark index and Japan's Nikkei both closing down more than 1 percent, while gold and the safe-haven yen strengthened.

Experts say you should not panic - just yet.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said in an interview with WCPO Wednesday, "We've got to also make clear to our allies and to our enemies like North Korea that. we're going to stand firm".

US Air Force B-1B Lancers flying on patrol near the Korean peninsula. USA bombers have flown out of Guam on their way to joint exercises with South Korea and Japan over the Korean Peninsula.

"(The North's bellicose rhetoric) seems to be aimed at binding its society together, stoking anxiety within the South and undercutting the South Korea-US alliance and Washington's North Korea policy".

Seoul is home to roughly 10 million people and within range of massed North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first U.S. strike.

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