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Pyongyang rattled its "sword of justice" Friday by vowing to attack the USA territory of Guam with a "salvo of missiles", one day after stating that it will complete its nuclear weapons program no matter how much worldwide pressure the nation faces.

The submarine MI arrived in Busan, South Korea, on Friday, and warplanes will also join the exercise, The New York Times reported.

Vice Admiral Jung Jin-sup, South Korean chief of naval operations, said in a written statement, "The training is a regular combined one to prepare for the threat of various maritime provocations by North Korea and to strengthen interoperability between the South and the U.S. Both the South Korean and U.S. Navy will firmly maintain a combined maritime defense posture with a strong will to immediately repulse any kind of enemy provocations to protect the Republic of Korea".

A nuclear-powered attack submarine also made a high-profile visit to a South Korean port.

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"We have already warned on several occasions to take self-defense measures, including a salvo of missiles in waters close to the United States territory of Guam", says a commentary from the North Korean agency KCNA, which accuses Washington of "doing constant military maneuvers and actions in sensitive areas "near the Korean peninsula". USA and South Korean warplanes also will join the exercise.

United States military assets include the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and two Arleigh Burke class destroyers, while South Korea will provide an Aegis destroyer, naval helicopters and F-15 k, FA-18 and A-10.

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent weeks as it advances quickly toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland.

Part of that could be the complete lack of confidence the USA has in President Donald Trump's ability to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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It remains unclear whether North Korea will lash out with a weapons test during the exercise, as it often has in the past. "The U.S. military action hardens our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to the "trigger" for taking the toughest countermeasure".

Thousands of USA military personnel remain stationed on the island.

Today's fresh threat was published in North Korean state media, according to CNN's Will Ripley who shared the statement on Twitter. Over 60 percent said they do have confidence in "top national security and diplomatic officials" to handle the situation. He said there was already "great concern" about Americans living in Guam.

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