DONALD TRUMP last night said his ‘fire and fury’ threat to North Korea ‘wasn’t tough enough’ — after Kim Jong-un claimed he will be ready to fire four missiles at the US territory of Guam ‘within days’.
The president warned: ‘North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble.
‘If North Korea even thinks about attacking us, or our allies, they should be very, very nervous, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible,’ he added.
Mr Trump said his ‘fire and fury’ threat, made after intelligence chiefs ruled North Korea had nuclear weapons capable of reaching the US, ‘may be tougher than I said, not less’.
His warning came as Kim’s army chiefs said the country’s Hwasong-12 rockets could pass over Japan and land 18 miles from the Pacific island.
Details of the plan came as North Korea denounced Mr Trump’s earlier warning as a ‘load of nonsense’.
Pyongyang also released pictures of a rally to support Kim’s threat to target Guam — home to US army bases and 163,000 people — by next week. Kim Rak Gyom, strategic head of the Korean People’s Army, told the KCNA news agency the rockets will ‘fly 2,086 miles for 1,065 seconds and hit waters 18 to 25 miles from Guam’.
The report, unusual in its detail, also claimed the missiles would cross some of the world’s busiest air routes. Airlines which fly over the region have, so far, made no plans to change flight paths. Experts said the report raises the risk of war — as the US increases its military presence in South Korea.
Even if the missiles do not hit Guam’s territory, the US ‘will not tolerate provocation’ as it is a ‘threat to national security’, said Cha Do-hyeogn, of the Asian Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul.