Guam Homeland Security, however, says there is no change in the threat level for Guam.
Guam – The North Korean regime has made threats against Guam in response to President Donald Trump’s warning that country would be “met with fire, fury and frankly, power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports that North Korea’s state media announced the threat against Guam just a few hours after Trump’s public remarks.
North Korea’s Korean People’s Army released the statement saying it was considering striking Guam and that its missiles would create an “enveloping fire” around Guam.
Meanwhile, Guam Homeland Security says there has been no change to the island’s threat level from these recent threats.
“The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense, in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center, our federal and military partners, continue to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korea and their threatening actions,” a statement read.
George Charfauros, Homeland Security Advisor added, “As of this morning, we have not changed our stance in confidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is monitoring this situation very closely and is maintaining a condition of readiness daily. For now, we advise the community to remain calm, remember that there are defenses in place for threats such as North Korea and to continue to remain prepared for all hazards.”