PYONGYANG March 19. 2023 (Saba) - On Saturday, North Korea's state media said that 800,000 young North Koreans have volunteered and joined the nation's army to fight "US imperialists." The development has come just days after Pynogyang carried out test of its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile.
North Korea views all such exercises as rehearsals for invasion and has repeatedly warned it would take "overwhelming" action in response, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.
The official Korean Central News Agency described the ongoing drills as an American attempt "to provoke a nuclear war" and said that in response, hundreds of thousands of people had enlisted.
The young volunteers are determined to "mercilessly wipe out the war maniacs" so they joined the army to "defend the country", KCNA said.
"More than 800,000 youth league officials and students across the country volunteered to join and rejoin the Korean People's Army" on Friday alone, it added.
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