North Korea says 800,000 people enlist to fight ‘US imperialists’

Photographs launched by Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun confirmed young North Koreans ready in extensive traces to signal their names at what looks like a building web page.

The most up-to-date report will come immediately after Pyongyang exam-fired its premier and most highly effective missile, a Hwasong-17, on Thursday – its second ICBM check this yr.

State media has explained the start as a reaction to the ongoing, “frantic” US-South Korea joint armed forces drills.

On Saturday, KCNA mentioned the ongoing drills ended up “inching close to the unpardonable crimson-line”.

Previous yr, North Korea declared by itself an “irreversible” nuclear power, and leader Kim Jong Un not too long ago called for an “exponential” enhance in weapons production, such as tactical nukes.

Kim earlier this thirty day period also requested the North Korean armed forces to intensify drills to prepare for a “true war”.

Pyongyang is employing the drills to justify their nuclear weapons application domestically as “critical and essential”, Yang Moo-jin, president of the University of North Korean Scientific tests in Seoul, told AFP.

This will involve “spreading the notion that the South Korea-US armed forces drills in the long run aim to wipe out the recent North Korean routine and even occupy its capital Pyongyang,” Yang added.