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SEOUL: North Korea claims around 800,000 of its citizens have voluntarily joined or are re-enlisting in the nation’s military to fight the US, the North’s state-run newspaper reported on Saturday.

About 800,000 students and workers across the country expressed their desire to enlist or re-enlist in the military on Friday alone to oppose the United States, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported.

“The increasing enthusiasm of the youth to join the army is a demonstration of the unwavering will of the younger generation to ruthlessly wipe out the war maniacs who are making last-ditch efforts to eliminate our precious socialist country and achieve the great cause of national reunification without fail and a clear manifestation of their fierce patriotism,” said Rodong Sinmun of the North.

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles, Seoul said

The North’s claim came after North Korea launched its Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday in response to ongoing US-South Korean military exercises.

North Korea fired an ICBM into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Thursday, hours before South Korea’s president left for Tokyo for a summit to discuss ways to counter the nuclear-armed North.

The North’s ballistic missiles are banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions, and the launch drew condemnation from governments in Seoul, Washington and Tokyo.

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South Korean and US forces on Monday began 11 days of joint exercises, dubbed Freedom Shield 23, held on a scale not seen since 2017 to counter growing threats from the North.

Kim accused the US and South Korea of ​​raising tensions with military exercises.


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