( ) The Blue House said the committee also chose to seek all measures to cooperate with the US and other key countries to alleviate those tensions and bring peace to the Peninsula, reiterating that neither military escalation nor an armed conflict will benefit anyone.
Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with US supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests.
Guam's Department of Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense say they are monitoring North Korea with US military and government officials.
The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases: Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south.
The liberal South Korean leader took office in May with expectations to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula through increased diplomacy.
It also said that North Korea will never accept South Korea's proposals to hold reunions of separated families and resume cross-border exchanges unless the restaurant employees are returned. The North Korean news agency accused Seoul of lying that the restaurant employees had voluntarily chosen defection and settled well in the South.
Multiple news agencies are reporting that North Korea is threatening a missile strike on Guam. "We believe it is extremely important for the Japan-U.S. alliance to strengthen its deterrent power and ability to respond", he said.