Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US

Frederick Owens
August 12, 2017

North Korea has announced that around 3.5 million workers and party members have volunteered to join or rejoin the army amid the growing geopolitical crisis with the United States.

The Rodong Sinmun daily reported on Saturday that 3.47 million students, young workers and retired soldiers were asked to join the armed forces in the three days since August 7 when the regime announced a retaliation against a new round of United Nations sanctions, reports Efe news. China has called on South Korea and the U.S.to suspend large scale military exercises in return for the North halting its programs in order to facilitate talks.

The Council of the European Union said Thursday that it added nine North Korean individuals and four entities to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2371 on Saturday in response to Pyongyang's continued missile provocations.

"The Chinese border towns offer the closest view you can get of North Korea if you can't get into the country itself", Wen says.

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The past seven days have seen a sharp increase in the rhetoric between Donald Trump and Pyongyang after fresh sanctions were imposed following a series of high-profile missile tests.

State news agency KCNA reported such mobilisations all over the country on Thursday and Friday.

"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten USA soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral", it added. Find us on Facebook too!

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