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North Korea says it won’t test-fire ballistic missiles near Guam at this time. A North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un would observe what it called ‘foolish and stupid conduct’ of the US before deciding whether to order the missiles fired. (Aug. 15)
AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will watch what “the foolish Yankees” do before making a decision on plans to fire four missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, state media in the reclusive nation reported.

Kim was briefed on and examined the plan, and said he would watch Washington’s actions “a little more,” the official Korean Central News Agency reported, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Kim said he will make an “important” decision if Washington continues its “extremely dangerous reckless actions,” Yonhap reported.

“In order to defuse the tension and prevent 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,” he said.

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