Inside North Korea: Citizens Say They’re Prepared To Fight Against U.S. | NBC Nightly News


INSIDE SOUTH KOREA AND HAS ACCESS TO AN ISOLATED COUNTRY ON THE EDGE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT INSIDE NORTH KOREA’S CAPITOL HILL, PATRIOTIC POSTERS AND IMAGES OF WAR. OUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN BEIJING. WE MET AMERICAN AID WORKERS, MAKING THE SAME TRIP, A GROUP GRANTED ONE OF THE FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THE U.S. TRAVEL BAN.>>DO YOU FEEL SAFE TRAVELING TO NORTH KOREA?>>THIS IS LIKE MY 50-SOMETHING TRIP. AND, WE ALL HAVE FAMILIES AT HOME. WE ALL WANT TO GET BACK TO OUR FAMILIES. SO, YES.>>FLYING HERE IS NOT WITHOUT RISK, RIGHT NOW. FURIOUS OVER U.S. MILITARY EXERCISES THIS WEEK, NORTH KOREA TODAY, THREATENED AN UNIMAGINABLE STRIKE. INSIDE NORTH KOREA, WE DRIVE OFF TO THE FRONT LINE WITH THE SOUTH. THE DMZ.>>IN THIS NUCLEAR NATION, THERE APPEARED TO BE, MORE BIKES ON THE ROAD THAN CARS.>>PERHAPS ONE REASON SO MUCH OF THIS COUNTRY’S MONEY IS SPENT ON THE MILITARY.>>THAT IS THE BORDER BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH. THIS SIDE SOCIALISM, THERE, IS WHERE THE CAPITALIST WORLD BEGINS. NOT ALLOWED TO STAY HERE VERY LONG. A BORDER GUARD GIVES US A TOUR. WE ASK ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO WILL VISIT IT THE SOUTH NEXT MONTH.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PRESIDENT TRUMP?>>HE IS MENTALLY ILL, LIEUTENANT COLONEL CLAIMS. IF THERE IS A WAR HE SAYS, WE WILL WIN. WE STOP TO TALK TO COMMUTERS ABOUT THE GROWING TENSIONS. EVERYWHERE, WE ARE ESCORTED BY GOVERNMENT MINDERS.>>IT IS U.S. ARMY FIRST, AND THE WAR, WE CAN FIGHT AGAINST THE U.S. ARMY.>>Reporter: YOU ARE READY TO FIGHT IF YOU NEED TO? TONIGHT OFFICIAL HERE, NOT BACKING DOWN FROMDEMN CONDEMNATION. NORTH KOREA’S VICE FOREIGN MINISTER TOLD US NEGOTIATION IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ALSO ON THE TABLE. A NONSTARTER IN

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