North Korea threatens to launch ballistic missile strike near Guam

 

North Korea says it has Guam in its crosshairs. The regime has threatened to fire ballistic missiles near the U.S. territory in response to two U.S. strategic bombers being deployed from the island for military drills earlier this week. In an announcement on its state media, a spokesperson for the North Korean military said it was “carefully examining” a plan to launch a strike using its medium-range missile, the Hwasong-12. This action is said to be in order to “neutralize” the drills carried out by U.S. military from the island, and that it was ready at any moment on the order of Kim Jong-un. Guam, located in the Western Pacific, is home to several U.S. military bases and facilities. South Korean defense officials have confirmed that two B-1B bombers from Guam’s Anderson Air Force Base DID fly over the peninsula in a combined-exercise with South Korean jets on Tuesday, but no prior notice had been given.

 

 

 

북한은 괌이 미사일 타격 범위에 있다고 밝혔습니다. 북한은 이번 주 초 미 전략폭격기 두 대가 군사훈련을 실시하자 괌 주변에 탄도미사일을 발사하겠다고 위협했습니다. 북한군 대변인은 국영방송에서 중장거리 탄도미사일인 화성-12를 발사할 계획을 세우고 있다고 발표했습니다. 북한은 미국의 군사훈련을 중단하기 위해 이 같은 행동을 취하고 김정은 노동당 위원장의 명이 내려지면 언제든지 발사할 수 있다고 전했습니다. 서태평양에 위치한 괌은 일부 미군 기지 및 군사시설의 중심입니다. 한국군 당국은 지난 8일 괌의 앤더슨 공군기지에서 온 B-1B 폭격기 두 대가 한국의 전투기와 함께 한반도 상공에서 합동훈련을 했지만 이에 대한 사전 통지는 없었다고 밝혔습니다.

 

Useful words and expressions:

  1. 미사일타격범위: in its crosshairs
  2. 군사훈련: military drill
  3. 합동훈련: a combined exercise
  4. 전폭기: strategic bombers / B-1B bombers
  5. 탄도미사일로 발포하다: to fire ballistic missiles
  6. 중장거리 미사일로 공격하다: to launch a strike using its medium-range missile
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