North Korea calls Japan test a 'prelude' to Guam strike

North Korea calls Japan test a 'prelude' to Guam strike

State-run media made the announcement on Wednesday

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

North Korea has called its recent missile test a "prelude" to a possible strike on Guam. 

The announcement comes mere days after a missile fired over the island of Hokkaido prompted the Japanese government to call for residents to seek shelter.

The recent test which caused panic in Japan was universally condemned by numerous world leaders and prominent political figures, but now North Korea has said the demonstration was a "prelude" to a different target.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency made clear the regime in Pyongyang would be launching more missiles into the Pacific Ocean with the goal of "containing" the island of Guam, a US territory where a key military base is located. 

This is not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam in its ongoing dispute with America. 

Mere hours after US President Donald Trump promised "fire and fury" if the country threatened America further earlier in August, KCNA announced Pyongyang was considering a strike on the island.

While not directly referencing this recent incident, Trump said on Twitter that "talking" to North Korea was not the answer.