'N Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'

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The UK Defense Ministry denied to Sputnik on Friday the reports that the United States had asked the UK air force to join an operation to locate nuclear sites in North Korea. China is the North's biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can't compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

It said the plan, which involves the missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) from the island, could be sent to leader Kim Jong Un for approval within a week or so.

"I will do my best to secure our people's lives and property", Abe said without elaboration.

With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to a USA military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defence system into use and shoot them out of the air before they can pose a real threat. Trump's comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open. We take care of everybody, whether it be the USA, whether it be foreign.

U.S. President Donald Trump responded to the report saying North Korea "will be met with fire, fury and frankly power - the likes of which this world has never seen before".

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel described escalation as "the wrong answer", while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump's statements were "very worrying". "Some number of which can reach the United States". Pyongyang may be looking to eventually use the existence of its nuclear weapons to negotiate a peace treaty with the United States to officially end the 1950-53 Korean War and remove US troops from the South. And if his missiles prove no match for US interceptors, Kim Jong Un might be chastened into thinking twice before conducting any more. "It shares false information supposedly coming from the Navy regarding North Korea", Calvo stated on his Facebook page.

He says days of grave threats to the communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un, would be welcomed as "a great statement" if "somebody else" uttered them.

But it's not the same talk of impending crisis you hear from politicians on the United States mainland, a place where Guam is rarely seen on the news.

The sharp drop comes as concerns mount over geopolitical risks surrounding the Korean Peninsula and the Western Pacific region amid North Korea's discussions of firing missiles at Guam.

The US State Department has announced a ban on all Americans from traveling to North Korea following the death of US college student Otto Warmbier who passed away in June 2017 after 17 months in North Korean captivity.

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An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming worldwide leaders.

"I don't think North Korea has a good measure of how accurate the missile is at this point", said Michael Elleman, an expert with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

South Korean analyst Lee Sang Hyun from the Sejong Institute think-tank told The Straits Times that both the USA and North Korea are issuing "maximum threats" to each other, a situation that can continue for weeks, or even months. She called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue.

They would fly over southwestern Japan and land as close as 30km from Guam, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday.

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A travel agent on Guam said they haven't had a surge of customers seeking to book flights off the island.

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