March 31 - North Korea's state media shows video of outdoor massive rallies in support of the army amid high tension on the peninsula. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
North Korea's state media shows video of massive outdoor rallies in support of the army amid high tension on the peninsula. Thousands gathered at squares in several cities across the country on Saturday -- the same day North Korea said it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea. The South brushed off the statement as little more than tough talk. The North has been threatening to attack the South and U.S. military bases on an almost daily basis since the beginning of March, when U.S. and South Korean militaries started routine drills that have been conducted for decades without incident. State TV also released photographs of Kim Jong-un at the meeting of Central Committee of Workers' Party of North Korea. The official news agency said that the North's nuclear weapons are not a "political bargaining chip" saying that the nuclear armed forces are its "life."