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13 Agosto 2017, 01:17 | Crisanna Felipe
North Korea threatened Guam numerous times in the past
Lavrov said Russian Federation doesn't accept the North's nuclear weapons bid and pointed at a proposal by China and Russian Federation under which Pyongyang would freeze its nuclear and missile tests while the USA and South Korea would halt their military drills. However, Guamanians are still not allowed to vote in the USA presidential election.
Kim Jong Un's regime is threatening to fire a missile to land near Guam, the American territory in the Pacific Ocean that is home to two huge US military bases, by the middle of this month.
Mr Tillerson said: "Americans should sleep well at night".
Distributed by Guam's Homeland Security Department, the guidance comes as President Trump trades increasingly hostile and alarming statements with the regime in Pyongyang, which has said it's developing plans to attack the Western Pacific atoll.
Mr. Kim has promoted nuclear weapons and missiles as a symbol of national pride and survival, saying that sanctions were part of an American plot to subjugate and destroy the country.
Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory.
With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting.
Asked if people in Guam should be anxious about North Korea's threats, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters en route to Seattle this week, "No".
"If our past generations dealt with it, so can we", said Santos, the Guam Museum employee, who was born and raised on the island.
South Korea's military also said it was prepared for swift action with respect to North Korea's moves. "He does something in Guam - it will be an event the likes of which nobody's ever seen before, what will happen with North Korea", Trump told reporters Thursday in Bedminster, New Jersey.
After North Korea released details of the draft missile plan, Trump commented on his Tuesday remarks, saying, "Frankly the people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn't tough enough".
In an editorial on Saturday, North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said that the US "finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK".
But Mr. Cheon said he feared that what appeared to be a duel of bluffing between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim could lead to a military strike and counter-strike "through misperception and misunderstanding".
At a park in central Pyongyang Friday evening, young people practiced volleyball and grandparents and parents watched children on climbing frames and swings.
"Having said that, we can guesstimate a minimum CEP from first principles", said Elleman.
"For me because I'm a father, so it's really concerning, you know, I wish it didn't have to come to that", he said.
Merkel called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue. It could also have a chilling psychological impact on allies like Japan and South Korea, which might seek to build up their own nuclear forces independently of Washington.
She added: "I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer". "They're not going to die here and (President Donald Trump) told me that to my face".
It is unclear whether - or exactly why - North Korea would risk firing missiles so close to US territory.
Washington has previously said it will consider talks with Pyongyang if it agrees to give up its nuclear weapons program, a precondition North Korean officials have described as a non-starter.
Schilling said the success of North Korean missiles also depend on the weight of the payload.
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The 163,000 residents that make up Guam's population, which includes 6,000 US service members, are considered USA citizens. It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, which is a crucial, strategic hub for USA forces in the Pacific.
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