3.5m volunteers join N/Korea’s Army to fight U.S.

North Korea said on Saturday that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to fight against the U.S. in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington.

According to Rodong Sinmun, North Korea’s official newspaper, the volunteers had offered to join or rejoin the People’s Army after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the UN in retaliation for North Korean missile tests.

North Korea has threatened to strike the United States and its Pacific territory of Guam. According to KCNA a mass rally was held in Pyongyang to support the government.

On Aug. 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missiles tests.

North Korea’s military on Wednesday said it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after a “fire and fury” threat was made on Pyongyang by President Donald Trump.

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