In answer to President Donald trump’s warning of “fire and fury” for North Korean threats, Pyongyang said it was “carefully considering” a missile strike at Guam, which holds a major US military base and 150,000 inhabitants. Guam Governor Eddie Calvo said the Pacific island was prepared for "any eventuality" with strategically placed defenses. He said he had been in touch with the White House and there was no change in the threat level. "Guam is American soil ... We are not just a military installation," Calvo said in an online video message.

North Korea also accused the US of devising a “preventive war” which would be met with an "all-out war wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the U.S. mainland.