Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"

Many sources say the Pentagon has a plan for a preemptive strike against North Korea but some experts believe diplomacy is the way forward

Many sources say the Pentagon has a plan for a preemptive strike against North Korea but some experts believe diplomacy is the way forward

North Korea's military threat to the US -held Pacific island of Guam has triggered the territory's homeland security department to issue guidelines for its citizens in the event of an attack. I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous.

In the phone call Mr Trump goes on to praise the island's beauty, which he says he has seen in news reports about the missile threat.

"Don't worry about a thing", Mr Trump responded.

Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you".

Hawaii has also sought to prepare residents for the threat of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea, while stressing that the risk of a strike is low. "And we are with you 1,000%".

"You know, they're showing so much, it's such a big story in the news and it just looks like a attractive place", he says.

North Korea dismissed Trump's recent threat of '"fire and fury" as a "load of nonsense".

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"I'll talk to you any time you need", Trump said. The president said a visit to Guam "could happen".

"I just wanted to pay my respect", Trump said to Calvo over the phone.

The plan calls for missiles to be fired into the sea about 40 kilometres from the coast of Guam.

It urges residents to identify concrete shelters near their homes - brick structures also work - and instructs people to dispose of their clothes and wash heavily after an attack in an effort to reduce the impacts of radiation.

To prevent radioactive material from spreading, people should remove their outer layer of clothing, seal it in a plastic bag, and get it as far away as possible.

On Wednesday the North Korean state-run media agency, KCNA, released a statement saying the communist nation would complete its plan to attack waters near Guam within just a week, adding that the action against Guam would be "an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the U.S.in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity".

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