Nearly 800,000 North Koreans have volunteered to affix the nation’s navy to struggle towards the US, CNN reported quoting North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun. The declare got here after North Korea launched its Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Pyongyang’s launch got here amid ongoing South Korea-US Freedom Defend (FS) train which North Korea known as “preparations for a battle of aggression” towards it.

A TV screen shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2023. (AP)
A TV display screen exhibits a file picture of North Korean chief Kim Jong Un throughout a information program on the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2023. (AP)

North Korea confirmed the launch of the missile saying that it was a “stronger warning” to the US and South Korea.

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North Korea stated, “Below the grave scenario wherein essentially the most unstable safety surroundings is being created within the Korean peninsula because of the frantic, provocative and aggressive large-scale battle drills performed by the US and the south Korean puppet traitors towards the DPRK, the Central Navy Fee of the Employees’ Get together of Korea (WPK) noticed to it {that a} launching drill of the ICBM Hwasongpho-17 was performed on March 16.”

“The launching drill of the strategic weapon serves as an event to present a stronger warning to the enemies deliberately escalating the stress within the Korean peninsula whereas persistently resorting to irresponsible and reckless navy threats in defiance of the DPRK’s extreme warning, and provides an understanding of the priority in regards to the armed battle which has come to a threatening actuality, and to extra clearly present the sensible will of the Get together and authorities of the DPRK to counterattack with overwhelming offensive measures anytime,” it added.

North Korea’s chief Kim Jong Un guided the launching drill, Reuters reported.

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