Seoul: North Korea is all set for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. This has come straight after Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the US is not going to be tolerated.
The sharp increase in tensions has a negative impact on the financial markets. Talking about Guam, it is home to a U.S. military base that consists of a submarine squadron, an airbase and a Coast Guard group.
North Korea is also of the view that US is devising a “preventive war”. To his part, the UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea last week.
North Korea has long accused the South Korea and US of escalating tensions by conducting military drills.
On an expected note, U.S. stocks closed slightly lower after Trump’s remark and S&P stock futures slipped further in Asian trade.
Point to be noted here is that the US has remained technically at war with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean battle ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.