North Korea is set to launch a missile on the day of the US presidential election, it has been reported.
US forces and the South Korean military have their troops in the Korean peninsula on high alert amid the threat of a missile test tomorrow.
Experts fear the secretive state will launch the Masudan or BM-35 rocket, both of which could hit targets in the US Pacific territory of Guam that is 1,800 miles away, Yonhap news agency reported.
The tropical island of Guam, in the western Pacific, has many American strategic assets to counter any attack from the North.
The North has continued carrying out missile and nuclear tests despite sanctions by the US and other countries.
Kim Jong-un is reportedly preparing to unleash a missile on the US during election day as a warning to the newly elected President
An official from Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said they are ‘closely watching every move by the North Korean military at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and other possible missile-launching sites’.
‘The military is fully prepared to respond to any provocative acts by the North,’ the official added.