President Trump warns against North Korea's planned missile attack
Published: 12 August 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has said that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will “truly regret it and he will regret it fast” if he issues an overt threat or attack on the U.S. or any of its allies.
North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near Guam, an island territory off the U.S. coast – a threat that the President says the U.S. military are ‘locked and loaded’ against if anything comes of it.
President Trump tweeted about U.S. military solutions in response to the threat.
"This man will not get away with what he is doing," Trump told U.S. media.
"If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat ... or if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that is an American territory or an America ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast."
Authorities in Guam have been preparing for the worst in response to the threat, issuing residents with an online fact sheet titled ‘Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat’.
The sheet has information about what to do before and during an attack – with suggestions like “Do not look at the flash or fireball – it can blind you”, and “If you were outside during or after the blast, get clean as soon as possible, to remove radioactive material that may have settled on your body”.
Guam authorities have released a fact sheet to residents about preparing for a missile attack. Image: Guam Homeland Security
However, President Trump seems optimistic that Kim Jong Un will “find another path” away from nuclear development.
That’s despite increased United Nations sanctions that have caused major global tensions with the rogue state, and the President’s threat of even more sanctions against North Korea out of the U.S., “as strong as they get”.
"Hopefully, it will all work out," said President Trump.
"Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump, that I can tell you."