In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone.
Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's recent ballistic missiles tests, Sputnik reported.
The restrictions came after North Korea's latest missile tests, which it claimed involved the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The family reunion project materialized decades later, in a 2000 summit meeting between President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who agreed to regularly hold the humanitarian event.
The war of words between Pyongyang and Washington has escalated since US President Donald Trump took office. U.S. officials then told NBC that Washington has a plan for a preemptive strike on North Korean missile sites with bombers stationed in Guam, should Trump order it.
In a provocative Interview which aired past year on "CBS This Morning", President Obama told host Charlie Rose that America has the ability to respond to Kim Jong-un's threats with decisive nuclear force, but the fallout of such a response would be disastrous for South Korea.
The theory that the USA could precisely take out North Korea's small nuclear arsenal and resolve the situation, then, is clearly preposterous on its face, as North Korea's retaliatory capabilities are substantial and were built long before the nuclear program.
"The US has a powerful anti-missile defense system off the coast of the Korean Peninsula... which may well intercept Pyongyang's missiles".
It would also extend to installation of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, now deployed in South Korea, or a US PAC-3 Patriot System, used in Israel. The policy should make clear to all parties the unequivocal existential consequences to North Korea of a nuclear attack against the United States or any of our allies; no proportionality.