- Kim Jong-un has warned the United States against attacking his nation
- The despot claimed he would destroy Guam and US bases in the region
- US military officials are preparing their annual war games with Seoul
- Barack Obama has also deployed nuclear-capable bombers to Guam
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has warned he will wipe out US military bases across Asia if Washington takes 'an insane step'.
Paranoid Kim issued his threat as US forces in the region prepare for annual war games with their South Korean allies.
President Barack Obama has deployed strategic B-1 bombers to Guam in a move which has angered Kim.
According to a report on the Russian news service RIA Novosti, the hermit state warned: 'The situation on the Korean peninsula is entering a very dangerous stage because of the continuous US intrigues to increase the capacity of its nuclear weapons aimed at the DPRK.
'In case the United States … dares to take an insane step, all the US military bases in the Pacific Operations region, including the island of Guam, will not escape destruction by our army's comprehensive and real attack.'
North Korea has accused Washington of planning a pre-emptive nuclear strike, after the US announced it would deploy its B-1 bomber in the Pacific for the first time in a decade.
The US Air Force described the deployment of the B-1 as 'routine', claiming they are rotating the aircraft with the veteran Cold War B-52 bombers.
Tensions have been running high since North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a barrage of missile launches that this month reached Japanese waters directly for the first time.
Pyongyang accused Washington of 'becoming all the more pronounced in their moves to topple down the DPRK by mobilizing all nuclear war hardware.'
A North Korean official claimed: 'The enemies are bluffing that they can mount a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the DPRK by letting fly B-1B over the Korean peninsula within two-three hours in contingency.
'Such moves for bolstering nuclear force exposes again that the US imperialists are making a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the DPRK a fait accompli.'
North Korea has threatened 'physical action' over the planned deployment of a sophisticated US anti-missile system in South Korea, known as THAAD.
Tensions on the divided Korean peninsula are also building ahead of an annual South Korea-US military exercise later this month.
On July 29, the US Air Force said it would upgrade its hardware on Guam, a US territory in the western Pacific, by sending the B-1 for the first time since April 2006.
'The B-1 will provide US Pacific Command and its regional allies and partners with a credible, strategic power projection platform,' it said in a statement.
Pyongyang has repeatedly warned it may carry out pre-emptive nuclear strikes against the South and US targets, domestic and abroad. Ultimately, the North wants to be able to strike on the continental US.
The secretive state, led by supreme leader Kim Jong-un, warned it would respond to any aggression by reducing the US to a 'sea of flames'.
An official added: 'The ever-mounting moves of the US imperialists to ignite a nuclear war are pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula into the uncontrollable and catastrophic phase.'