NORTH Korea has deployed troops ready for war as nuclear tensions rise between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.
Pyongyang has ordered its military to be ready and waiting for the call as they boost their bases on the frontline.
South Korean media reports the rogue state has “bolstered its war footing” amid fears of conflict with Washington and Seoul.
Kim has been sending soldiers towards its southern border with the wasteland which separates North and South Korea.
Lawmakers described tensions as “very high” along the frontier amid increased activity in the North.
North Korea’s missile and nuclear bomb tests have driven fears of war to a new heights as Trump threatened to “totally destroy” Kim at the UN.
“Tensions are very high along the front lines” Kim Young-woo
South Korean military believe activity at frontline bases with the North can be seen as a “a sign of heightened readiness for war”.
Kim’s nearest neighbour would be first in the firing line should war erupt between the North and the US.
Pyongyang has hundreds of artillery pieces trained on Seoul which would devastate the city on the dawn of war.
Kim Young-woo, of South Korea’s National Assembly Defense Committee, revealed the increased activity in the North.
He said turrets which are normally closed have now been “open for almost 20 days” as the North appears to be readying for war.
Young-woo added reports state the North has also boosted the numbers of soldiers station on the front line since their H-bomb test on September 3.