The Congresswoman for the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam on Wednesday said she was confident U.S. forces could protect it from the “deeply troubling” North Korean nuclear threat.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo called on President Donald Trump to show “steady leadership” and work with the international community to de-escalate tensions and stop North Korea advancing its weapons program.

“Guam remains safe, and I am confident in the ability of U.S. defences to protect our island and allies in the region,” Bordallo said in a statement.

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