PH wants ‘no-sail zones’ for imminent North Korea missile attack


Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines may impose “no-sail zones” in coastal areas in light a possible missile attack by North Korea on Guam. CNN Philippines reports.

“Our Office of Civil Defense is on standby and prepared to address any untoward incident that may occur in the aftermath of such a missile launch,” he said. “It may also issue no-sail-zone advisories to coastal areas and alert advisories to local government agencies to step up preparedness of local communities in case the debris of a missile launch reaches the Philippines.”

The Defense Secretary’s statement comes after North Korea said on August 10 that it is “seriously examining a plan” to launch a missile strike at military bases in the U.S. territory of Guam, which is located around 2,500 kilometers east of the Philippines.

Lorenzana said on Friday the government is studying its options as the the conflict between United States and North Korea heats up.

If the U.S. goes to war with North Korea, the defense chief said he wasn’t sure how to respond.

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