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North Korea renewed its threat to the American Pacific territory of Guam on Friday as the U.S. and South Korean militaries geared up for 10 days of joint naval exercises set to kick off next week.

The drills “to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership” are scheduled to take place in the waters to South Korea’s east and west and will involve the Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture-based USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement.

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