North Korea recently threatened to attack the U.S. island territory Guam which is located in the Western Pacific. In a response to this threat, the U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korea will meet fire and fury if they continue with their threats.
However it appears that the North Korean leader changed his mind as he continues watching the U.S. actions. The South Korean President Moon Jae-in also wants to prevent the war.
Kim Jong-un inspected his army on Monday. His strategy is to launch missiles near Guam, according to reports.
News Max reports: “He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared,” the report said. The DPRK stands for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
President Trump said that the U.S. military is more than ready to defend our country and territory. This came as a response to Pyongyang’s plan to attack Guam. However, Moon Jae-in said that the South Korean government is determined to prevent the military actions.
News Max reports: “Military action on the Korean peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea,” Moon said in a speech to commemorate the anniversary of the nation’s liberation from Japanese military rule in 1945.“The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means,” Moon said.
The Liberation Day holiday is celebrated on the Korean Peninsula and it will be followed next week by joint U.S.-South Korean military drills in order to anger North Korea.
While South Korea is an ally of the United States, the North Korea’s main ally is China. North Korea has a weapons program and China urged them to stop it. They also urged the USA and South Korea to stop military drills in order to lower tensions.
“The drill will definitely provoke Pyongyang more, and Pyongyang is expected to make a more radical response,” the paper said in an editorial. “If South Korea really wants no war on the Korean Peninsula, it should try to stop this military exercise,” News Max reports.
The United States and South Korea have been at war with North Korea ever since the Korean conflict in the 1950s which didn’t end with a peace treaty.
U.S. is fully prepared to respond militarily if North Korea decides to attack.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the U.S. military would know the trajectory of a missile fired from North Korea within moments and would “take it out” if it looked like it would hit the U.S. Pacific territory.”The bottom line is, we will defend the country from an attack; for us (U.S. military) that is war,” Mattis said, News Max reports.