‘Guam missile strike plan ready by mid-August'
North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days.
State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim Jong-un.
It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings of “fire and fury” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”.
US President Donald Trump warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US.
He said the regime would be in trouble “like few nations have ever been” if they do not “get their act together”.
Separately, the European Union said it was freezing the assets of nine more people and four more entities, including North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank, in line with fresh sanctions approved by the UN Security Council on Saturday.