12 August 2017

News Story: Half of Guam residents "very concerned" about DPRK threat - poll

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Almost half of Guam residents are "very concerned" about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) threat of missile attacks amid the exchange of fierce rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, a poll conducted by local media showed.

The online poll through to Thursday evening was conducted by the Pacific Daily News on its official Twitter account. It gave readers three levels to assess their attitudes toward the issue, including very concerned, concerned and not concerned.

Among 3,069 residents who joined the poll, 46 percent selected "very concerned", while 27 percent and 26 percent chose "concerned" and "not concerned" respectively.

The DPRK military said in a statement Thursday that its plan to strike Guam with intermediate missiles would be ready by mid-August and its implementation would depend on a decision by its top leader Kim Jong Un.

Read the full story at Xinhua