3.5mn N.Koreans sign up to fight against US

The Latest: Chinese president speaks with Trump, urges calm

The Latest: Chinese president speaks with Trump, urges calm

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.

At least 3.5 million young people and retired soldiers have joined the North Korean military to fight in the event of a war against the USA, state media said, adding that people are rising up "to retaliate against" Washington.

North Korea has previously mobilized large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the US needs to stop backing him into a corner.

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But Gorka, a controversial figure in the national security community, dismissed Tillerson's authority on the subject. USA officials say they will be going ahead with long-scheduled military exercises with South Korea.

Speaking to RT, Leonid Ivashov, a political analyst and retired Russian colonel-general, said North Korea wouldn't stand a chance against the U.S. if the conflict entered a military stage.

The United States' only option is to stop threatening North Korea's existence, accept it as a sovereign country, and open direct negotiations leading to trade and a true peace with its southern neighbor and us.

The policy should prove enough if, as may well be argued, what North Korea really wants through its nuclear arsenal is not war, but validation, credibility, and a global voice.

Nikkei flat as North Korea fears recede; financial stocks tumble
It is now on track for its biggest weekly drop since the week before the November 8 USA presidential election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.69%, while mainland markets saw the Shanghai Composite dip 1.04%.

2002 - South and North Korea hold their seventh round of ministerial talks in Seoul.

Ideally that system would begin with the navy's coming Air Warfare Destroyers, which feature an Aegis combat system capable of firing SM-3 missiles to intercept missiles.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull referring to the threat by North Korea to attack on Guam has promised Australia would come to the aid of the United States in the event of an attack on America soil. On Tuesday, Trump promised to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it was to launch an attack on the USA or its allies.

Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call
But it wasn't known until now that the contacts have continued or that the talks broached matters other than USA detainees. Trump didn't acknowledge or discuss the secret communications when asked by reporters yesterday.

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