The state-run Korean Central News Agency statement about Kim Jong-un’s briefing on a planned attack on Guam did not include any mention of backing down to the U.S., which begs the question why the American media is reporting that it did?
Much of the statement focuses on details of celebrations, but the key statement reads as follows:
In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the dangerous military conflict on the Korean peninsula, it is necessary for the U.S. to make a proper option first and show it through action, as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the peninsula, he said, adding that the U.S. should stop at once arrogant provocations against the DPRK and unilateral demands and not provoke it any longer.
He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared, warning the U.S. that it should think reasonably and judge properly not to suffer shame that it is hit by the DPRK again.
He said that if the planned fire of power demonstration is carried out as the U.S. is going more reckless, it will be the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillerymen will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks, underlining the need to be always ready for launching to go into action anytime once our Party decides.
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North Korean Strategic Rocket Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Kim Rak-gyom provided the briefing. At the same time, other media reports indicated a North Korean mobile launcher equipped with a medium-range missile capable of striking Guam was being moved.