Locked in a battle of brinkmanship and bluster with President Donald Trump, North Korea has now attached a date to its threats to attack the Pacific island of Guam.
Guam, a U.S. territory, is home to a massive American military installation and more than 160,000 civilians.
“North Korean state media reports plan to launch four missiles at Guam to be developed by mid-August before it is presented to Kim Jong Un,” Britain’s Sky News tweeted late Wednesday.
A North Korean statement issued Wednesday U.S. time, and Thursday Korean time, explained the plan further.
“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA (Korean People’s Army) will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan,” the report said, citing General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the KPA.