North Korea “Ready to Retaliate”

Yonhap News Agency reports that North Korea said on Saturday that nearly 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have filed a request to enlist or reenlist in the military to retaliate against the United States over the latest economic sanctions adopted by the U.N. Security Council. The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s Workers’ Party, said a total of 3.475 million people, including students, young workers and retired soldiers, have asked to join or return to the military for three days after the government warned of reprisals against the U.S. on August 7th for its support of the new United Nations Security Council sanctions.

On August 5th, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously for fresh sanctions on North Korea following two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, prompting North Korea to warn of a “stern action of justice” against the U.S. and a missile strike around the U.S. territory of Guam.

Yonhap report found here.


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