MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, North Korea announced it was considering ballistic missile strikes near Guam, which hosts several US military bases.
"I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the Marianas. I spoke to Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who confirmed this with me," the governor posted on his Facebook.
Charfauros added that Guam's authorities "will continue to keep the public updated on any changes or requests for action."
With regard to media reports alleging that Pyongyang had succeeded in developing a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could be placed inside its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), neither the US Department of Homeland Security nor Department of Defense provided Charfauros with data confirming the imminent threat.
Guam houses a number of US military facilities, including the Andersen airbase and the Naval Base Guam in Apra Harbor.
The looming threat has prompted the international community to enact punitive measures against Pyongyang. Most recently, on Saturday, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution tightening the sanctions on North Korea.