North Korean Missiles Can Reach Guam In 14 Minutes: Guam Homeland Security

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North Korean Missiles Can Reach Guam In 14 Minutes: Guam Homeland Security
North Korean Missiles Can Reach Guam In 14 Minutes: Guam Homeland Security

This picture taken on July 4, 2017, shows the launch of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location

The United States on August 9, 2017, warned North Korea that the pursuit of its nuclear drive could lead to the collapse of Kim Jong-Un's regime, as US President Donald Trump brandished America's nuclear might as a powerful deterrent

WASHINGTON: If North Korea launches missiles on Guam, it would take only about 14 minutes for the rockets to reach the US territory, the island's Homeland Security spokeswoman announced.

Jenna Gaminde told a press briefing on Thursday that the residents would be immediately notified by the 15 All-Hazards Alert Warning System sirens, located in low-lying areas throughout the island, the Pacific Daily News reported.

Gaminde's remarks comes after North Korea announced earlier on Thursday that the nation has a detailed plan for a missile strike near Guam, where about 7,000 US troops are stationed, using four intermediate-range ballistic rockets.

The plan calls for sending 12 rockets over Japan to crash in the waters about 30 miles from Guam, which is 2,100 miles east of the Korean peninsula.

"Our office will be notified from the military and will utilise all forms of mass communication to get the message out to the public.

"Local media, village mayors and social media would be used to disseminate information.