Korea: 3.5 million sign up to fight against US

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On Wednesday, tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, the capital, after the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions against the country.

At least 3.5 million young people and retired soldiers have joined the North Korean military to fight in the event of a war against the USA, state media said, adding that people are rising up "to retaliate against" Washington.

Meanwhile, it's been apparent for a year or two that measures to permanently derail North Korea's program to develop nuclear arms, including an intercontinental capability, won't work.

Speaking with Mr. Rose during his trip to Germany, Mr. Obama also said that US forces were now reanalyzing the strategic positioning of America's missile defense systems.

As a founding member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the United Kingdom would be obliged to consider the Trump administration's request amid mounting fears the rising tension between President Trump and Kim Jong-un could be the spark that ignites World War 3.


It follows the announcement that North Korea had miniaturised a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the mainland US. Trump has repeatedly stated that the White House has run out of patience with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

In an editorial in its main newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, North Korea promulgates the policy of "juche", meaning self-reliance, claiming ideological independence from its allies - the Soviet Union and China - at that time. The Olympics would open North Korea to the outside world and everyone's ego would stroked. "North Korea can't compete with America on any level".

North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii.

Ivashov was also skeptical of Pyongyang's threats to target Guam in case of an attack.

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