Anyone who thought peace would prevail out of this situation, you could be very very wrong. This may in fact be the lead up to World War 3. Today, According to the AFP,  North Korea authorized plans for nuclear strikes on targets in the United States.

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"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow". The Pentagon responded it would send ground-based THAAD interceptor batteries to protect US bases on the island of Guam, complementing two Aegis anti-missile destroyers already dispatched to the region.

Guam is a US island territory 2,100 miles southeast of North Korea in the Pacific and is home to 6,000 American military personnel, as well as bases for submarines and strategic bombers.

The new defensive measures came as Pyongyang stopped South Korean staff members from entering the Kaesong complex, a shared industrial zone funded by Seoul but 10 kilometres inside the North.

We are watching this situation very closely and will keep you updated on any developments.

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