North Korea. Constantly ready for war. Holding a nuclear sword over the US and its allies, threatening to lash out at any time.
Life here is a mystery to most of the world.
CNN’s Will Ripley, Tim Schwarz and Justin Robertson visited North Korea in June and spent 15 days there. Despite being constantly under the watchful eye of government minders, they got an unprecedented level of access to this secretive state, beyond the bright lights of Pyongyang, and into the North Korean hinterland.
They spoke to people from all walks of life, learning more about what makes this country tick, the reason for its deep hatred of the US, and just why people who live under an authoritarian regime claim to adore the Kim family.
The United States and South Korea embark on a new military exercise, thus violating strong warnings from the Kim Jong-oun regime. This case is about: United States Donald Trump North Korea The ten-day naval exercise includes fighters, helicopters and about 40 navy vessels and submarines. The aircraft carrier "USS Ronald Reagan" has also been sent to the area during the exercise, reports the news agency AP. Get insight: Such a war between the US and North Korea would look like On Friday, North Korea repeated the threats to answering the mission by sending missiles to Pacific Island Guam, where the United States has more military bases. North Korea makes it clear that they perceive the exercise as a preparation for an invasion. "US military activity increases our determination and places our finger closer to the trigger," said a statement via the state-owned KCNA news agency. The same warning, according to the country's UN ambassador Kim In Ryong, goes out to all countries that would choose to support the United States's possible use of military force, according to Reuters.
"As long as you do not participate in US military action against the DPRK (North Korea), we have no intention of using or threatening to use nuclear weapons against any other country," the notes say. However, the UN ambassador did not read this part of the memorandum of the UN General Assembly. - Do not want war The sharp wording continued Sunday. At the same time, the United States is trying to tone down the importance of the exercise, which they call a "defensive routine exercise", reports the New York Times. Guam with advice to residents: How to deal with a nuclear attack US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson emphasizes to CNN that diplomatic efforts will continue "until the first bombs fall". According to the Foreign Minister, President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants a diplomatic solution to the conflict. "He does not want to go to war," Tillerson said.