North Korea claims nearly 800,000 have signed as much as struggle in opposition to US2 min read
North Korea’s state newspaper on Saturday reported that about 800,000 of its residents volunteered to affix or reenlist within the nation’s navy to struggle in opposition to the United States.
Seoul,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 13:15 IST
Troops participate in a navy parade to mark the seventy fifth founding anniversary of North Korea’s military, in Pyongyang, North Korea February 8, 2023, on this photograph launched by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. (Photo: Reuters)
By Reuters: North Korea claims that about 800,000 of its residents volunteered to affix or reenlist within the nation’s navy to struggle in opposition to the United States, North Korea’s state newspaper reported on Saturday.
About 800,000 college students and staff, on Friday alone, throughout the nation expressed a need to enlist or reenlist within the navy to counter the United States, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported.
“The soaring enthusiasm of young people to join the army is a demonstration of the unshakeable will of the younger generation to mercilessly wipe out the war maniacs making last-ditch efforts to eliminate our precious socialist country, and achieve the great cause of national reunification without fail and a clear manifestation of their ardent patriotism,” the North’s Rodong Sinmun stated.
The North’s declare got here after North Korea on Thursday launched its Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in response to ongoing U.S-South Korea navy drills.
North Korea fired the ICBM into the ocean between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, hours earlier than South Korea’s president flew to Tokyo for a summit that mentioned methods to counter the nuclear-armed North.
The North’s ballistic missiles are banned beneath United Nations Security Council resolutions and the launch drew condemnation from governments in Seoul, Washington and Tokyo.
South Korean and American forces started 11 days of joint drills, dubbed “Freedom Shield 23”, on Monday, held on a scale not seen since 2017 to counter the North’s rising threats.
Kim accused the United States and South Korea of accelerating tensions with the navy drills.
Mar 19, 2023