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North Korea Calls Trump 'Bereft of Reason'

The North Korean military has called President Donald Trump "bereft of reason" and his threat of "fire and fury" a "load of nonsense," in a statement issued through the country's state-run news channel, the Associated Press reports.

Just hours after Trump promised on Tuesday that nuclear threats from North Korea would be "met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before," the North Korean military responded with a similarly aggressive statement, saying it was considering targeted Guam with missile strikes to create an "enveloping fire."

Despite the escalating threats to the United States territory, which is home to military bases including the Anderson Air Force Base, Trump doubled down this morning, writing on Twitter that America's nuclear arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful than ever before."

Today's statement from North Korea went on to say that a plan to attack Guam would be complete by mid-August, and said it be keeping a close watch on the "speech and behavior" of the U.S.