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North Korea-US Relations / Threats & Retaliation / Guam & South Korea #1114630

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Bedminster, New Jersey: Cecilia Vega) The intensification of the war of words between President Trump & North Korea, who has threatened to fie missiles near Guam, featured. [From Bedminster, New Jersey, TRUMP - says if he {Kim Jong Un} does something in Guam....; this is a statement; says maybe his {earlier} statement was not tough enough; states we will consider negotiations; suggests North Korea will be in trouble.] [In January ABC interview, TRUMP - says it is sobering: having the nuclear codes & "I will do the right thing."] What Trump said today about nuclear weapons quoted & discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Seoul, South Korea: Jim Avila) The concern in Guam about the North Korean threat to launch missiles near the island & the lines of defense examined; details given about defense available in South Korea, US Navy ships, a missile defense system & a potential catastrophic strike in the region. [Retired USMC Col. Stephen GANYARD†- says the missiles would be flown over Japan toward Guam: provocative; states the human toll in a war would be horrific.] The concerns in South Korea about Trump's "fire & fury" words discussed.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Avila, Jim

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