North Korea says it is considering missile strikes near the us pacific territory of GUAM, just hours after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “Fire and Fury”.

The North’s official news agency said it was mulling a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets around GUAM, where us strategic bombers are based.

The statement marks a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries.

The UN recently approved further economic sanctions against the country.

President Trump’s comments followed a media report that claimed the North had made a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles.

The North’s official Korean central news agency KCNA said its military was “carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around GUAM with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12”.

It said the plan would be reported to the supreme command after “full examination and completion” and put into practice at the order of leader Kim Jong-Un.