World War 3: North Korea Nuclear Strike
North Korea’s military have vowed their firm readiness to fight with the United States ahead of the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, Pyongyang’s state media said Wednesday.
Military officers from the army, navy, and air and anti-air force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) held an oath-taking meeting Tuesday, two days before the anniversary of what the North claims is its victory in the war, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong-so called for “waging more dynamic struggle to add shine to the history of great victory in the war generation after generation and bring July 27 of final victory as early as possible,” the KCNA reported in English.
The armistice left South and North Korea technically in a state of war. The North has designated the date as Victory Day to celebrate what it claims is its victory against the U.S. during the war.
The meeting came amid speculation that North Korea may be preparing to carry out another missile test launch around Thursday to mark the anniversary.
Transporter vehicles carrying equipment for the firing of a ballistic missile were seen arriving in Kusong of the country’s northwestern province, CNN reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed U.S. defense official.
North Korea may respond to South Korea’s latest offer for inter-Korean talks with a possible missile launch following its test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4.
Deep State Victory in USA
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, in a possible blow to President Donald Trump.
The House voted 419-3 in support of the controversial bill that seeks to prevent Trump from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Russia. The legislation also calls for fresh sanctions on Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Trump objected to the bill as he insists he received no help from Moscow to win the presidential race and underscores the importance of bilateral cooperation on issues such as counterterrorism and the war in Syria.
The package includes sanctions that passed the House in May to choke off money flows to North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
In particular, it prohibits “any ships owned by the government of North Korea or owned or operated on behalf of any country not complying with U.N. Security Council resolutions from operating in United States waters or landing at any U.S. port.”
It also bans “goods produced in whole or part by North Korean forced labor from entering the United States, and sanctions foreign persons that employ North Koreans who are forced to labor in inhumane conditions and are denied access to wages and benefits.”
The legislation authorizes sanctions on those providing the North with crude oil and other related products, and requires the U.S. administration to determine whether the North is a state sponsor of terrorism.
That bill has yet to pass the Senate.