Guam governor dismisses threat
JASON MALONI, Paul Manafort’s spokesman GUAM: The governor of Guam yesterday dismissed North Korea’s statement that it will develop a plan by mid-August to launch missiles at the United States Pacific territory as coming from “a position of fear”, and said there was no heightened threat.
Guam is home to 163,000 people and a US military base th a t i ncludes a submarine squadron, an air base and a Coast Guard group.
“They like to be unpredictable. They’ll pop a missile off when no one is ready and they’ve done it quite a few times. Now they’ve telegraphed it,” Guam Governor Eddie Calvo said.
“They’re telegraphing their punch, which means they don’t want to have any misunderstandings. I think that’s a position of fear.”
He said there was some concern among the public on Guam, but no panic, and the authorities were “very confident” that there was no heightened threat despite the warnings from North Korea, which were first made on Wednesday.
“There are defence umbrellas in South Korea and Japan. There are naval assets between Korea, Japan and Guam, and there is a missile defence system of Guam.
“All that make up a multi-level defensive umbrella.” Reuters