Council of the European Union expands sanctions against North Korea

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12 August, 2017

North Korea on Saturday said that almost 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have sought to enlist in the Army to fight against the United States, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang continued to mount.

The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North's Workers' Party, said a total of 3.475 million people, including students, young workers and retired soldiers, have asked to join or return to the military for three days after the government warned of reprisals against the U.S. on August 7 for its support of the new UNSC sanctions.

The Council of the European Union said Thursday that it added nine North Korean individuals and four entities to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2371 on Saturday in response to Pyongyang's continued missile provocations.

"All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the USA thousands of times", the daily said.

North Korea has condemned the latest United Nations sanctions, saying they violate its sovereignty.

Tensions erupted between Pyongyang and Washington this week after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" in response to the country's successful testing of several intercontinental missiles.

The DPRK military has said that its plan to strike Guam with intermediate missiles will be ready by mid-August, the official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday. Find us on Facebook too!

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