By: Agence France-Presse
Guam residents obtained a nasty jolt Tuesday after two radio stations accidentally issued emergency warnings to point an imminent risk or assault, at a time when the US territory is already on edge over North Korean threats to fireside missiles into close by waters.
Several involved listeners have been reported to have known as police after the stations triggered the Emergency Alert Broadcast System, issuing “a civil danger” warning at 12:25 am that was later confirmed to be a mistake.
North Korea had stated it might finalise plans by mid-August on whether or not to fireside missiles at Guam in response to “fire and fury” threats from US President Donald Trump.
But Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday reported that Kim had examined the plans however made no transfer in direction of a right away strike.
“Residents and visitors are reminded to remain calm,” stated Guam’s homeland safety adviser George Charfauros.
“There is no change in threat level, we continue business as usual.”
Homeland Security confirmed in a press release that the “unauthorised test was not connected to any emergency, threat or warning” and it was working with the radio stations “to ensure the human error will not occur again”.
Kim on Tuesday hinted he would maintain off on the missile strike, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees spending a hard time of every minute of their miserable lot”.(AFP)