Guam Governor Says Trump Called, Assured Island Is Safe


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He also said he would soon announce a request for a budget increase of "billions of dollars" for anti-missile systems.

Trump tweeted Friday that the military is "locked and loaded" and that North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un would "truly regret it" if he attacks the U.S. territory of Guam.

"So with all the criticism going on over there, from a guy that's being targeted, we need a president like you, so I'm just so thankful, and I'm glad you're holding the helm, sir", Mr Calvo said on the call, playing to the President's ego.

China is the North's biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can't compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs.

Trump warned North Korea Tuesday it will be met with "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten his country. The area of the island, which is of volcanic and coral origin, is about 212 square miles.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said diplomacy was the answer: "Germany will very intensively take part in the options for resolution that are not military but I consider a verbal escalation to be the wrong response".

On Thursday, he went a step ahead and said, "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough".

It went on to give specific advice for during and after a strike.

The US President said Kim Jong Un's regime "better get their act together", or they will be in trouble "like few nations have ever been".

Trump got a briefing from Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the administration's workforce development policies and apprenticeship initiative.

US President Donald Trump said that US military solutions are "fully in place, locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".

Asked Friday about U.S. President Donald Trump's latest statements, Merkel declined to say whether Germany would stand with the case of a military conflict with North Korea.

At the time North Korea said it was launching a telecommunications satellite, but Washington, Seoul and Tokyo believed Pyongyang was testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday to do "everything, to the best of my ability", to protect his nation's people as tensions escalate over North Korea's plans to send missiles over Japan toward Guam.

Calvo said laughingly that his island is already at 95 percent occupancy, and when everything calms down it will be at 110 percent occupancy. So, this isn't the first time for many of them that this has been thought about. A diplomatic solution that puts a check on North Korea's weapons programme works to India's benefit as well, given Pyongyang's readiness to pass parcels with radioactive markings from Beijing to Islamabad.