Kim Jong Un is putting the ball in President Trump's court after he said he is going to hold off on firing missiles at Guam because he wants to "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees."
North Korea's State Media KCNA published the comment Tuesday after U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said it would be "game on" if North Korea fired on a U.S. territory.
CNN reports that Pyongyang believes the annual 10-day military drills scheduled to start August 21st between the U.S. and South Korea are actually preparations for an invasion.
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The KCNA report also said that if the "planned fire of power demonstration is carried out... it will be the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillery men will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks..."
The U.S. and South Korea say the drills will go ahead as planned.
Mattis says that although the U.S. will protect Guam in the event of a missile strike, the decision to declare war is up to President Trump.
In addition to the North Korea situation, Iran just voted in favor of increasing its budget for the country's ballistic missile program.
The vote comes after Trump signed a bill into law requiring him to impose sanctions on individuals facilitating Iran's ballistic missile program.