toptestmotor.com
toptestmotor.com Octubre 19, 2017


North Korean military reiterates Guam strike plan threat

12 Agosto 2017, 04:20 | Azura Castelo

Trump hits McConnell for Senate crash of Obama health law repeal

GettyImages-825293496

Nuclear-armed North Korea mocked President Donald Trump as "bereft of reason" on Thursday, raising the stakes in their standoff with an unusually detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam. During World War II, Japan seized Guam for about two-and-a-half years, but after the war was won, U.S. Congress again made it a U.S. territory.

The Secretary of State said Trump's statement was meant to send a message to Kim Jong Un in a way the North Korean leader "would understand".

Pyongyang on Thursday warned Washington that it could fire intermediate-range ballistic missiles near the waters 30 to 40 km off the coast of the United States island of Guam in the Pacific.

In the case of an actual attack, people should "find the nearest building, preferably built of brick of concrete, and go inside to avoid any radioactive material outside", the fact sheet says.

Guam, a tropical island more than 3,000 km (2,000 miles) to the southeast of North Korea, is home to about 163,000 people and a U.S. air base, Navy installation that includes a submarine squadron, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 USA military service members. It's also unclear whether North Korea has mastered the technology needed to protect the missiles from extreme heat and pressure upon atmospheric re-entry so they can hit the intended target.

He said the "sensible" way to proceed is to step up global pressure on the regime of Kim Jong Un through the United Nations.

The White House says Presidents Trump and Xi spoke on the phone on Friday night, USA time, reiterating their commitment to solve the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

US President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea and Pyongyang's threat of possible armed retaliation drove investors away from stocks and other risky assets on Wednesday and into textbook safe-havens like gold and Treasuries.

"It must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth", Mattis said. This part of the missile's trajectory is called "midcourse", and it is the most difficult time for an interception, because a fast-moving warhead can also release decoy balloons that are hard to distinguish from the real thing.

"Well, I think as far as reassurance they probably feel as reassured as they can feel".

Mr Trump said North Korea had "better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble".

North Korea's rockets have a spotty track record.

At the time North Korea said it was launching a telecommunications satellite, but Washington, Seoul and Tokyo believed Pyongyang was testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. Altogether, 7,000 US military personnel are stationed on Guam.

"If they had confidence from their readings that they would not hit USA territory, it's possible they'd just let them fall into the sea, but I think they'd also take a very serious look at shooting them down", he said. They threatened the U.S., other countries, and they threaten Guam. It's also the closest US territory to North Korea, about 2,220 miles southeast of it.

"The latest threats over North Korea have finally escalated to the point where market has been obliged to react", Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, wrote in a note.

Padilla was also confident that there "is still a lot of room for dialogue" to thwart the North Korea's plan. "They have said that America will be defended".

The way to avert a war with North Korea is to have a conversation, and that's not happening, Hecker said.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Gold jumps to eight-week high, lifting miner's share prices
Dillard's slumped 17.8 per cent after the chain booked a loss for the second quarter as increased inventory led to big discounts. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down almost 0.1 percent to 5,760.90, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.84.

Man City tops Premier League table based on bookmakers' odds
The Brazil worldwide thrived under the United boss and was named Chelsea's Player of the Year during Mourinho's final season at Stamford Bridge.

Eclipse Warning: Eye Damage Can be Permanent
So where can you find these NASA-approved eclipse glasses? Outside of the path of totality , always use solar filters. Whatever you do: do not look directly at the sun, or use an amateur telescope without proper filters.

Chelsea are not favourites for the Premier League title, admits Antonio Conte
The German could well be handed a Premier League debut on Saturday if Conte's training session on Thursday is anything to go by. Lukaku scored the United goal , in the 62nd minute , but could have barely missed it such was the simplicity of the chance.

Chelsea vs Burnley TV channel, kick-off time, date and odds
The 23-year old will certainly relish a move to Chelsea - a club capable of harnessing his potential to the maximum. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has described Nemanja Matic's £40million move to Manchester United as "strange".

Coutinho going nowhere - Liverpool issues statement
The Reds boss said that Lallana's injury is "really unlucky" and said that Clyne has suffered from his "problem" since "the first day".

Arsene Wenger Praises Manchester City's 'Spectacular' Transfers
Iheanacho has signed a record deal at "The Foxes" after a hard last season at Manchester City . The Mirror report he said: "I didn't see it coming".

Game Over at Emirate! Arsenal 4-3 Leicester
Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on Aug. 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No. One was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build-up and the third goal was a corner again.

NewsAlert: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upsets top seed Rafael Nadal
It was one of the biggest wins in Canadian tennis history and it came at the tournament that some still call the Canadian Open. With him being a young star, it will be interesting to see where this takes him for the rest of the tournament and beyond.

Shot Dead In Kenya Elections Protests
Mr Odinga labelled the preliminary results as fake but urged his supporters to remain calm. His deputy Kalonzo Musyoka said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" later.