United States has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months

Graham Time for new approach on N. Korea

Graham Time for new approach on N. Korea

"You've become extremely famous".

Pyongyang said this week it is planning to launch four missiles into waters near the coast of Guam, which is a major U.S. military hub with a population of 163,000 - all of whom are technically USA citizens. North Korea quickly replied by leveling threats against Guam, a US territory with a heavy military presence which sits about 2,100 miles from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs. "All over the world the world, they're talking about Guam, and they're talking about you, and I think-tourism, I can say this, your tourism, you're going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you", Trump said. It's such a big story in the news, it just looks like a lovely place.

Mr Calvo responded by agreeing his home was "paradise" and had "99 per cent occupancy". Nobody wanted it. It happened", she told The Washington Post on Saturday, adding: "We pray day and night.

Calvo said Trump told him that the USA was "one thousand per cent" behind Guam - a message he said (in a special video to the people) was appreciated by everyone: "He is providing a very clear message that any threat to Americans, whether it is here in our island paradise in the western Pacific, or in California, or in NY... that he will ensure our protection".

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It also advises that people should avoid eye contact with the flash of the fireball because that could make one blind.

Visitors to the Homeland Security website are also directed to an American Red Cross guide on how to "shelter-in-place" during a chemical or radiation emergency.

"Mr President, as the Governor of Guam, representative of Guam's people, and as an American citizen, I felt never more safe and confident with you at the helm", the Governor said with a smile. "I wanted to call you and say hello, how are you?"

He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the U.S. military is "rock solid".

"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he said.

Military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent
Since July North Korea has been threatening United state mainlands by testing the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a US territory in the Pacific.

The reason, of course, that Guam is in the news is because of Trump's threats regarding North Korea.

If correct, and if the United States allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles.

It comes as residents of Guam are issued with advice on what to do if North Korea launches an attack.

GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres said a strong typhoon that could hit the island is a greater concern than North Korea's threats, adding that he is confident in the ability of the USA military to protect the territories and the rest of the nation.

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