As North Korea promised to engulf the USA territory of Guam in "enveloping fire", President Trump tweeted that the US military is "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely".
It test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile twice in July, making it realistic that North Korea will deploy nuclear missiles that have the USA mainland within their range.
"Absolutely not true", the ministry's spokesperson said when asked about the allegations.
North Korea has revealed a detailed plan to fire four missiles at the United States territory of Guam, and hit back at President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat by calling it a "load of nonsense", even as its neighbours vowed to take action if further provoked.
In addition to tourists, the island also hosts around 5,000 United States troops at two U.S. military bases.
Amid escalating tensions, Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".
But even with the assurance, the Filipino community gave mixed reactions to the threat.
North Korea has made no secret its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile able to strike the United States and has ignored global calls to halt its nuclear and missile programs.
Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Russian Federation is strongly anxious about escalating rhetoric coming from Pyongyang and Washington.
South Korea's Kospi index fell as much as 1.2% as foreigners sold shares, before paring the drop to 0.4% at the close.
HU: He's right. North Korea detailed plans for a missile test that would land in the waters near Guam.
Asked Firday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".
On Thursday, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported details of a North Korean plan to fire missiles into waters near Guam.
Guam is armed with the U.S. Army's defense system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which can intercept missiles.
Rep. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) of Rhode Island, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says that in light of President Donald Trump's "reckless words" threatening North Korea, the House should immediately take up legislation barring a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior congressional authorization. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Ulchi-Freedom Guardian involves about 40,000 troops, along with civilian South Korean government personnel who train their civil defense responses.
Reports suggested North Korea mastered a technological hurdle needed to strike the US with a nuclear missile.
Last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English criticized Trump's "fire and fury" comments as "not helpful in an environment that's very tense".
A North Korean missile salvo around Guam would present challenges for the United States and its allies.
"We give a strict warning", the spokesman said.
"For me because I'm a father, so it's really concerning, you know, I wish it didn't have to come to that", he said.
Altogether, 7,000 US military personnel are stationed on Guam. "It shares false information supposedly coming from the Navy regarding North Korea", Calvo stated on his Facebook page.
In 2016, the North Koreans released pictures of leader Kim Jong Un standing before a miniaturized nuclear device. "They're not going to die here and (President Donald Trump) told me that to my face".