NK leader displays new ICBM at military parade.NK holds fireworks display, marches to celebrate party anniversary following large military parade.
North Korea has displayed what appears to be a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile at a military parade in the capital, Pyongyang.
The torchlight procession of the young vanguard for celebrating the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea took place at Kim Il-sung Square on Saturday evening,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Sunday.
The youth shouted the slogan “Long Live Peerless Patriot General Kim Jong-un!” as they arranged themselves to spell the phrases “Great Party” and “Strongest Military Power,” the KCNA said.
The country held the event in the predawn hours on Saturday at Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang.
The first military parade in two years marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.
The parade showcased a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, or SLBM, which was labeled as the Pukguksong-4.
What is believed to be a new type of ICBM appeared in the finale.
The new missile on a transporter vehicle having 11 wheels on one side is apparently larger than the Hwasong-15 ICBM, which Pyongyang claims can hit anywhere in the US mainland.
The US and other militaries are conducting an analysis of the newly disclosed weapons.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that the country will continue to strengthen the war deterrent, the righteous self-defense means, to contain and control all the dangerous attempts by hostile forces, including their sustained nuclear threat.
But Kim avoided direct criticism of the United States.
Experts say Pyongyang is waiting to see what steps the US will take after the presidential election next month.
Kim also referred to measures against the coronavirus pandemic and a series of natural disasters that dealt a serious blow to the country’s economy.
He said that his efforts and sincerity have not been sufficient to rid people of the difficulties in their life. He was seen occasionally wiping away tears.
Kim added that he will live up to the people’s trust without fail even if his body is torn and crushed to pieces.