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       Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo delivered a video message Wednesday

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The army will complete its plans in mid-August, ready for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's order, KCNA reported, citing General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army. "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said.

After North Korea's threats on Guam Wednesday evening, South Korea and Japan have released warnings for the Socialist state should it follow through with its threats. December gold jumped USD16.70, or 1.3%, to settle at USD1,279.30/oz.

He said Japan and the U.S. are "closely consulting with each other" and will hold a meeting of their foreign and defence ministers on August 17.

The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories climbed by 0.7% in June after rising by an upwardly revised 0.6% in May.

North Korea said it was preparing to send intermediate-range missiles near Guam, which was home to more than 160,000 United States citizens, including some 6000 members of the armed forces.

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday over its continued missile tests.

Last month, the US twice flew a pair of supersonic bombers that took off from Guam over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force after two North Korean tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"There could be a power outage in North Korea that they mistake as a part of a pre-emptive attack. Furthermore, the benchmark Treasury yield also climbed away from lows", said Junichi Ishikawa, senior forex strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.

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"If the United States did try to intercept the missiles they would want to intercept all of them, because failing to intercept them all would send a message about the (U.S.'s) limited capacity. those systems aren't ideal", he said.

On Wednesday, Trump followed up his "fire and fury" warning with a boast about United States nuclear capabilities.

The plan consists of launching four intermediate-range missile that would land in the ocean around Guam.

North Koreans stage a rally in Pyongyang on Thursday.

"It's a very serious topic for sure, and it can be scary, but you know, if it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen", she says.

Where could North Korea strike in the US? The B-1s then flew over the Korean Peninsula, where they were joined by South Korean KF-16 fighters.

The island of 162,000 people is only 210 square miles and is dominated by the US military, which controls about one-third of its territory.

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff also criticized Pyongyang, saying its ongoing series of inflammatory statements pose a critical challenge to the South Korean people and the alliance.

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