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    US President Donald Trump said that US military solutions are "fully in place, locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely."

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Trump added that he hopes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will find another path."

    "Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un will find another path!" Trump said via Twitter.

    Earlier this week, Kim Jong Un said that Pyongyang is considering an attack on Guam, which hosts multiple US military bases after Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury."

    On Thursday, Trump told reporters: "Let's see what he does with Guam." "He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody’s seen before what will happen in North Korea."

    Guam is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean and is the largest island in the Mariana Islands. The area of the island, which is of volcanic and coral origin, is about 212 square miles.

    Earlier, media reports suggested that the Pentagon had prepared a contingency plan to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea, which may involve US fighters on Guam. A strike could also come from sea, land or cyberspace – if ordered by US President Donald Trump.

    The United States has recently intensified training flights of B-1B bombers stationed at the Andersen air base in Guam after tensions rised over North Korean increased missile tests.

    The tensions around North Korea have been high over the recent months and they have escalated further after the tightening of the economic sanctions against North Korea by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday in response to July's launches of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang. 


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