Last week, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said terrorism could trigger World War 3. Other international security experts claim that China’s aggressive land reclamation activities in the South China Sea may turn into a full-blown war. However, a tiny nation called North Korea with little resources could be dragging the world into a major war.
‘No room to back down’ says South Korea
Tensions between North Korea and South Korea heightened last week after Pyongyang asked its troops to be fully prepared for war against the South. The two countries exchanged gunfire last week. The North asked Seoul to stop anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts or face military action. Seoul had started propaganda broadcasts earlier this month after landmines in the Demilitarized Zone injured two of its soldiers. South blames North for planting the mines.
The two countries entered negotiations on Saturday, which have yielded no outcome even after three days. On Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that there was “no room to back down.” North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has issued nuclear threats against the U.S. and South Korea in the past. But South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday that Pyongyang was deploying its submarines and troops close to its border with the South even as negotiations continued.
North Korea preparing to invade its southern neighbor
Both countries have ramped up military actions in a buildup to what could be World War 3. North Korea has moved 50 submarines away from their bases. Amphibious landing ships were deployed to the border. It is a clear indication that Kim Jong-Un was preparing for an invasion. Military sources told Yonhap that about 20 air-cushioned North Korean landing vessels were moved near the two countries’ Yellow Sea border. Mr Kim has also deployed special artillery troops along the South Korean border.
50 N. Korean submarines away from base http://t.co/5DqHXZ5KTz
— Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) August 23, 2015
North Korea’s KCNA news agency said at least one million youngsters across the country had signed up to join the armed forces. South Korean and the U.S.fighter jets have also been flying near the border. Six South Korean F-16s have returned home from the Red Flag Alaska military drills, days ahead of the schedule.