Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Around 3.5 million people have applied to enlist in the North Korean army to fight with the United States, local media reported Saturday.

The North Koreans, including students, workers and retired soldiers, have requested to join or reenlist in the military in light of the government’s earlier vows to retaliate against the United States after the UN Security Council approved new sanctions against Pyongyang, the North Korea’s Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported as quoted by Yonhap news agency.

Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's recent ballistic missiles tests, Sputnik reported.

North Korea’s military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury." Guam hosts several US military bases.

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