Technically being in a state of war with its southern neighbor, the North Koreans warned constant vigilance to threats from outside, especially from the USA.
These fears seem to have been confirmed after the US President Donald trump made a surprise attack on the airfield of Syria and sent in Northern Asia, naval battle group, which he called "Armada". "Aggressive military action by the United States are becoming more reckless," said a North Korean official in Pyongyang this week. "In response, we will continue to strengthen our defense capabilities".
Looking at the history of the country, you can understand the paranoia regarding a possible US attack. During the Korean war, American planes dropped about 625 tons of bombs on North Korea. Killed about 600 thousand North Koreans and 1 million South Koreans, and hundreds of thousands of troops. State media warn that sooner or later, the Americans will strike again.
Pyongyang fears that if he is not armed with nuclear weapons, it will suffer the same fate as Syria. South of the border, the situation is very different. On Tuesday, officials tried to convince the South Koreans that the U.S. will not take unilateral action against North Korea without consultations with Seoul. "The United States are given to understand that without consultation with us, they will not take action against the DPRK", - told reporters the representative of the foreign Ministry of South Korea, Chou Jung-Hyun.
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