November 28, 2023

North Korea says about 800,000 people have enlisted to fight the US the world

A military exercise is recorded in North Korea on March 10, 2023 – Photo: KCNA / Reuters

North Korea said about 800,000 students and workers have volunteered to join or rejoin the country’s armed forces to fight the United States, a North Korean newspaper reported Saturday.

North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper said, “The growing interest of young people in joining the military is a demonstration of the younger generation’s unwavering desire to mercilessly exterminate warmongers who are making last-minute efforts to eliminate our precious socialist country and achieve the grand goal of national reunification without fail. Said.

A missile is displayed during a military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s military on February 8, 2023. – Photo: KCNA/Reuters

Hours before South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was due to visit Tokyo, the North reportedly fired a missile into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

North Korean ballistic missiles are banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions, and the launch of an ICBM into that part of the country has been criticized by the governments of Seoul, Washington and Tokyo.

The military exercises, “Freedom Shield 23” (Freedom Shield 23, in direct translation), conducted by the United States and South Korea, are expected to begin on Monday (13) and last for 11 days, increasing the response to the growing threats from North Korea to a level not seen since 2017.

Faced with this situation, North Korean President Kim Jong-un accused the two countries of escalating existing tensions.