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.
- Syed Salahuddin is trending at 6 in India
- Former Dreamworks Exec Gordon Synn Joins Fathom Events as Chief Content and Programming Officer
- Numero, a VISTA Group Company Providing Box Office Reporting, Hires Larry McCourt as President, North America
- Kerala minor rape case: Two police officers, three others arrested
- FM Jaitley chairs pre-budget meeting in Delhi
- Terror funding case: NIA files chargesheet against Hafiz Saeed, 11 others
- Patanjali opens exclusive store at IGI
- Chabahar corridor, a major success: Iranian minister
- Dunford on the US-Pakistan relations: ‘I’m not giving up’
- French order of C-130J aircraft signals plan for larger Air Force fleet
- First F-35B shipboard deployment to begin as US warship arrives in Japan
- Russia and US engage in 'military base race' in Syria
- Army chief: Future of US troops in Iraq TBD as ISIS crumbles
- Israel touts 'steel dome' as answer to terror tunnels
- Tillerson signals deeper US military commitment in Syria
- Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam
- Top 10 Faux Pas Committed By US Presidents
- Pilcomayo River: 'Without water, we have no life'
- Sitharaman scripts history again
- 'Spike missile deal back on track after talks with PM Modi'