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US officials confirmed to Fox News North Korea's missiles are on the move they say intelligence indicates the hermit kingdom is repositioning some mid range missile launchers.
That's a possible sign that -- planned to a test launch soon.
We're told -- pentagon is watching those movements very closely.
This comes as the leader of their -- Kim has an army that release a statement saying it has authorized a nuclear attack on the United States.
That -- the statement says an attack could come at any day and that quote the moment of explosion is fast approaching.
Of course analysts say would be years really before North Korea could actually strike the United States.
But yesterday the Pentagon announced it was moving a missile defense system to nearby Guam the military's latest show of power in the Pacific.
The chief fox -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is that the United Nations again this afternoon so won't tell us more about this missile movement.
-- -- -- -- -- -- officials believe and a lot of experts agree that North Korea.
As moving what is called the move Sudan missiles two and East Coast launch site now the most of them.
Has been put on display we believe -- North Korea in some of those parades of its military might that we have seen up.
Many times before addicts and -- range which is that -- back 2500.
Miles it could conceivably hit Guam that would explain.
The Pentagon's decision to move that missile defense system to the US.
Territory -- but the most of -- is said to be very.
In an accurate that obviously is some comfort at least.
Two officials at the Pentagon now whether they are moving this to actually carry -- some sort of attack or whether it's for another test launch that remains.
Anybody's guess but remember we talked Friday April 15 yesterday.
That is the 100 of them first anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder -- -- -- That is a date officials looking at at -- round which I've Kim Jong-un.
Might decide he wants to take some sort of action -- secretary of state John Kerry is headed to that region next week right.
Yet this is all -- of the message to South Korea you don't need to act -- react.
We got chill back secondary -- will obviously.
All hold talks with president -- remember president -- is fairly new aid office and death may be -- may be feeling -- -- some pressure.
To actually act so the US along with all the military movements.
We've seen wants to send a clear message of support to its allies in the region -- his.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria -- and listen.
We are taking be appropriate steps in terms of defense in the United States in terms of defense of our allies -- for the Republic of Korea and Japan.
We -- are making those clear.
And we -- watching very closely if they let them keep their kids up.
And they will be watching even more closely as we approach that very significant.
April 15 -- shot.
Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations Jonathan thank you with -- now the former Defense Secretary William Cohen now chairman CEO of the Cohen group in Washington sir nice to see you thank you.
To be back with -- you know it.
It's when it just keeps piling up every day and then and then today they're moving missiles and we don't know who this guy is we don't know anything about him hardly.
It just gets a little scary sometimes frankly.
Well North Korea is a scary country is because they're basically sealed off from the rest of the world they have very little -- contact with the outside world we have -- contact within.
So it becomes.
-- greater concern.
And especially the -- -- because I think because spiraled a bit out of control now and hopefully.
The rhetoric will look cool but also the other measures taken by the North Korean military will be less threatening than what they appear to be right now.
So much of it might be bluster but we can't to take that kind of a chance.
This as a young leader we don't know whether he's in charge of the military the military is in charge of him.
And so we have to be concerned on what our actions signal to not only to the north but.
To our allies the South Koreans the Japanese and also -- the Chinese everyone in the region has to be concerned about what this young leader untested.
That's certainly on worldly.
Might do and so that anniversary coming up may be the beginning of his.
The regime as such but I don't think they wanna take any action that would spelled the end of that regime so we'll have to wait and see how it unfolds -- -- day by day.
I was gonna ask you about that anniversary the fifteenth of this month tax -- is also the 101.
Birthday if you will of the founder of North Korea and history tells us.
North Koreans like to do things on anniversaries.
A test of some kind on that -- wouldn't wouldn't really be outside of the realm of things we expect.
-- depends what kind of a test it is if it's tested in a way that doesn't threaten the South Koreans or and our allies -- region Japan.
Then it might not provoke any kind of a reaction but we have to remember the South Korean president.
President part she is under a lot of pressure to respond because the previous president.
Absorbed two assaults by the north Koreans -- sinking of a major warship.
And also shelling -- island so I think she has very little flexibility to remain.
Non responsive in the wake of any kind of a test that puts.
Their lives in jeopardy kills anyone so it's going to be area very.
I think -- so time coming up we still have our exercises and and and training with the South Korean forces going until the end of the month.
And I think after that hopefully you know they'll be some -- restored to the region but up to this point I think we have to be very very careful former Defense Secretary William Colby Cohen.
The secretary thanks so much as I see you again.
-- you again.
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