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Nearly 3.5 million North Koreans volunteer to fight US, resist UN sanctions

Earlier this week, North Korea threatened to strike the United States

Reuters  |  Seoul 

North Korea said on Saturday that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new U.N. sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington. Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's official newspaper, said 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 United Nations in retaliation for North Korean missile tests. Earlier this ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 15:08 IST
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