General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, released the following statement on August 9:
As already clarified, the Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining a plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the US.
On August 8, the KPA Strategic Force through a statement of its spokesman fully warned the US against its all-round sanctions on the DPRK and moves of maximizing military threats to it. But the US President at a golf links let out again a load of nonsense about "fire and fury," failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA.
It seems that he has not yet understood the statement.
Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason, and only absolute force can work on him. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.
The military action the KPA is about to take will be an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the US in the southern part of the Korean peninsula and its vicinity.
The Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA Strategic Force are replete with a strong determination to fully demonstrate once again the invincible might of the force, which has developed into a reliable nuclear force of the Workers' Party of Korea and the world's strongest strike service, through the planned enveloping strike targeting the US imperialist bases of aggression.
The Strategic Force is also considering a plan for opening to the public the historic enveloping fire at Guam, a practical action targeting the US bases of aggression.
This unprecedented step is to give stronger confidence in certain victory and courage to the Korean people and help them witness the wretched plight of the US imperialists.
The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.
The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid-August and report it to the Commander-in-chief of the DPRK Nuclear Force and wait for his order.
We keep closely watching the speech and behaviour of the US.