A bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers have introduced a resolution condemning North Korea's threat against the U.S. territory of Guam.
Last month, the North threatened to fire intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters just 30-40 kilometers off the Pacific island, a key strategic point for the U.S. military, where some of its strategic weapons are deployed, including B-1B and B-52 strategic bombers, and the THAAD missile defense system.
Earlier this week, Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) introduced a resolution to the House Armed Services Committee, together with 21 co-sponsors, condemning "North Korea's unconscionable threats against Guam," according to congressional records.
It calls for evaluating needed investments in defensive capabilities to further safeguard Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Alaska and Hawaii, and expressing support for the forward deployment of missile defense systems.
The House of Representatives "urges enhanced strategic diplomatic engagement and military cooperation by the United States to address the growing North Korean threat" and "demands the international community fully enforce sanctions against the North Korean regime." (Yonhap News)