North Korea’s army ‘fully ready’ to move against South Korea
16 June 2020 | 1:59 pm
North Korea's military says it is preparing for action against the South, days after its leader's sister made threats against Seoul. Pyongyang has said it would convert a demilitarized zone "into a fortress."
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The drill took place just as the joint exercises conducted by Seoul and Washington concluded. Pyongyang's intent was to show strength and "warn enemies."
Pyongyang has carried out a series of unprecedented military drills and threatened to use nuclear weapons in an invasion of South Korea. It's partly encouraged by closer alliances with Russia and China, experts say.
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Kim's days-long trip to Russia has led to concern that Pyongyang and Moscow are looking to expand military cooperation.
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