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North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Could Be Unstable

North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Could Be Unstable

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles towards the USA territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the U.S. would compel Pyongyang to take action.

Two key officials in charge of North Korea's missile development were absent at recent major events, a mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday and the Workers Party anniversary on Tuesday.

It remains unclear whether North Korea will lash out with a weapons test during the exercise, as it often has in the past.

These actions "reinforce our determination about the need to tame the United States with fire, and keep our hand closer to the trigger and be ready to take any countermeasures required", the commentary said.

President Trump recently stated that his attitude on North Korea is "the one that matters" after being questioned about the conflict between his hardline view on North Korea and Secretary of States Rex Tillerson's more diplomatic solution.

The North Korean state agency issued this comment on the same day that South Korean and U.S. naval forces announced they will conduct high-profile joint maneuvers in waters off the Korean peninsula next week to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang.




"They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States", Morozov said, according to RIA. "Let's hope that diplomacy works".

Not all the criticism for the situation is being layed on President Trump, though, as seventy-five percent of Americans also say that comments from the North Korea leader have been detrimental.

"Right now we think the threat is manageable", Kelly told reporters at the White House.

"Before. the ink was dry on the contract, they were already starting again with the missiles, and with the nuclear, frankly", Trump said.

Hyon Song-wol became a substitute member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, the political engine of the North Korean regime, reports the South Korean news agency Yonhap. Kuwait and Qatar have taken similar steps in recent weeks.