02:25 GMT +318 October 2019
Listen Live
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017

    Accept No Substitutes: Kim Jong Un Seen During Guam Missile Test Briefing

    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened with his generals in order to review plans for an upcoming missile test that may be conducted in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

    The Korean Central News Agency has released an image of Kim Jong Un visiting the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army where he was briefed on a missile test scheduled to take place near Guam.

    The North Korean leader advised the US to make the "right choice" in order to prevent a conflict between their two countries, but also ordered his generals to prepare the military for a strike.

    Earlier US surveillance satellites apparently spotted North Korean missile launcher movement which may indicate preparations for an intermediate ballistic missile launch.

    However, it also appears that the North Korean leader may be attempting to de-escalate the situation, as Kim Jong Un said that he would watch the US actions "a little more" to see if Washington "continues its extremely dangerous reckless actions."


    German FM Slams Trump's 'Militaristic' Rhetoric Amid US-N Korea Escalation
    Pressure Tool on China: How Washington Uses N Korea Against Beijing
    Beijing Hopes Seoul, Pyongyang to Reduce Tensions on Korean Peninsula
    preparations, briefing, missile test, Korean People's Army, Kim Jong-un, Guam, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK)
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik