How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

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Officials in Guam have said they are "ecstatic" after Pyongyang appeared to back away from its threat to target the United States territory, which is home to 163,000 people as well as a USA military base.

Last week the reports gave the impression that the plans would be put into action more or less immediately on being completed, and a launch was expected mid-week this week.

"In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the risky military conflict on the Korean peninsula, it is necessary for the United States to make a proper option first and show it through action", Kim was quoted as saying.

Also on Sunday, the top USA military officer, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, travelled to South Korea.

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If North Korea fires a missile at Guam, "then it's game on, and we will try and do our best to make sure it does not hit the United States", Mattis said.

The Pacific Daily News is also reporting the threats from North Korea have not seriously impacted the tourism industry, with few travelers canceling vacations to the island.

"At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula", Xi was quoted as saying.

On Thursday, Trump told reporters: "He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before, what will happen in North Korea". One of them, Anderson Air Force Base, is the home of long-range bombers now regularly fly over South Korea whenever Pyongyang sets off a missile or weapons test.

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Dunford warned that the USA was ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea.

North Korea's state-run media reported on Tuesday that Kim was briefed on the specific details of a missile strike. Last week, Trump said, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

Trump said: "You just went to 110 per cent, I think". "All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you", the clip, about 45 seconds long, showed the President as saying.

"The region and world need and expect China to do more", they wrote in the editorial that also included a message for North Korea.

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New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel, a ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, told CNN host Kate Bolduan that Trump's statements sound like something Kim Jong-un would say.

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