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Guam residents react to North Korea missile threat

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:06

As North Korea threatens to fire missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam, residents of the island have mixed reactions from saying it's nothing to new to calling it a 'big problem'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) As North Korea threatens to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, residents of the island have mixed reactions about the situation. "It's a little scary, but I mean it's not like the first time, we've gotten these threats," Krystal Aguon, a Guam resident, said. "I'm glad we are at least aware of what's going on." North Korea said on Thursday it was completing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam in an unusually detailed threat that further heightened tensions with the United States. North Korea announced the plans following U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on Tuesday that any threats by Pyongyang would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," remarks that KCNA called "a load of nonsense." Another resident called the situation 'concerning', but had faith in the military to protect the island. But for resident Victor Bilon, he was surprised not to see more people worried about the situation. "Actually, I've been looking at the news last night and its pretty crazy," Bilon said."And I don't know, I've been looking at the people here acting like it's not a problem, but I think it's a really big problem for us."

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Guam residents react to North Korea missile threat

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:06