There’s solely a distant chance that particles from a missile will hit the Philippines if North Korea launches a nuclear assault on Guam, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mentioned Friday (August 11).
AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla mentioned the nuclear missile was unlikely to hit the Philippines as a result of its goal was an “outer island” in the Pacific.
“If ever it disintegrates in the atmosphere. Potentially, it would have shattered debris that may scatter around in the area or its trajectory,” Padilla mentioned at a press briefing in Malacanang.
“So it could hit some northern coastal areas. We have to forewarn our citizens to be on the lookout. But that’s something that we see as remote,” he added.
North Korea on August 9 mentioned it was “carefully examining” plans for a missile assault on Guam after it was warned by United States President Donald Trump that he would reply with “fire and fury” to any menace to the US.
Southeast Asian international ministers have expressed concern over Pyongyang’s continued nuclear assessments at a gathering in Manila this month, saying these “threaten peace, security and stability in the region.”