14 Aug '17, 10pm

North Korea leader briefed on Guam missile plan: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles near Guam but hinted that he would hold off on the launch, Pyongyang's state media said on Tuesday (Aug 15). Kim "examined the plan for a long time" and "discussed it" with commanding officers on Monday during his inspection of the command of the Strategic Force in charge of the North's missile units, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). He said that "the US imperialists caught the noose around their necks due to their reckless military confrontation racket". But Kim hinted he would hold off on the plan to test-fire missiles towards the US Pacific island territory, saying he would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees spending a hard time of every minute of their miserable lot". "In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the dangerous military co...

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