Edition: India  
 
> >

Residents stay calm amid the US-North Korea war of words

Duration: 01:15s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Residents stay calm amid the US-North Korea war of wordsDonald TrumpDonald Trump
Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday to pray for peace in Guam’s capital, after several days of dramatic rhetoric between the US president and North Korea. The population of the American territory in the Pacific is mostly Catholic. Residents say there hasn’t been any widespread anxiety, even after Pyongyang vowed to attack waters near the island by mid-August. “With everybody praying and joining together, and our Lady listening to us here, it will definitely bring peace because she is the mother of peace,” said Guam resident Trida Tenorio. The island with its US military base is in the front line of the war of words. Donald Trump threatened swift and forceful retaliation against North Korea, declaring the military “locked and loaded.” Life on the streets of Pyongyang has remained calm too, with little sign of emergency measures seen during previous crises. North Koreans have long lived with the state media message that war is imminent. “I’m not afraid at all. We don’t want war, but we are not afraid of it. If the US ignores our warnings and does anything rashly, that will be a good chance for us to wipe out the source of evil, the source of war, and reunify our country,” said Pyongyang resident Choe Kyong Song, echoing the official line. Life in Pyongyang is very different from that in the countryside, where the majority don’t have access to the capital. The weekend has seen a pause in the warlike rhetoric between the leaders, amid international calls for restraint on all sides.


0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

Wall Street stock rally could be derailed by U.S.-North Korea war of words

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks are showing in what has been a virtually non-stop U.S. equity rally after...
Reuters India - Business

France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

French President Emmanuel Macron today warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea...
DNA - World

As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchange 'nuclear' war of words, Guam posts emergency guidelines

Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack...
DNA - Front Page

S Korea's Moon urges calm on N Korea, says war unthinkable

South Korean President Moon Jae-In called today for calm in the standoff with North Korea, saying...
DNA - World

FOREX-Swiss franc consolidates after rallying hard on North Korea tensions

The Swiss franc caught its breath against the dollar on Thursday after a sharp rally the previous...
DNA - Money

Military option with N Korea 'locked and loaded': Trump

US President Donald Trump today said a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded,"...
Deccan Herald - World

'Locked and loaded', says Donald Trump after North Korea's nuclear war jibe

Comments from Pyongyang came hours after Beijing told both North Korea and the US to be 'cautious'...
DNA - World

INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors ponder further shocks after North Korea jolt

After this week's war of words between the United States and North Korea triggered the biggest fall...
DNA - MoneyAlso reported by •Reuters India


GLOBAL MARKETS-North Korea nerves push stocks down for third day, lift gold

World stocks fell for a third day on Thursday and investors moved again into the Swiss franc, yen and...
DNA - Money

North Korea warns of nuclear war, Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded'

Trump, vacationing at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort, kept up the war of words on Twitter...
DNA - World


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter