Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength
Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength
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21 Abril, 2017, 19:26
Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square, next to the Taedonggang River that flows through Pyongyang, in the hazy spring sunshine, followed by tanks, multiple launch rocket systems and other weapons.
The isolated dictatorship's state-run TV showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade.
Wang's comments come after the United States Navy deployed a carrier group in the region and expressed concerns over North Korea's nuclear power.
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"Nothing will be more foolish if the United States thinks it can deal with us the way it treated Iraq and Libya, miserable victims of its aggression, and Syria, which did not respond immediately even after it was attacked", a spokesman of the General Staff of the North's People's Army said in a statement on its official Korean Central News Agency. The North views the strike as telegraphing what the Trump administration's plans are for its regime.
Pyongyang has expressed anger over the annual spring military exercises the USA holds with South Korea, which it considers an invasion rehearsal.
Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance. North Korea had previously launched the ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan during the summit between President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. Also on display was a new generation of an intermediate-range missile, called the Pukguksong-2, as well as a new version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
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North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight despite a nuclear-powered United States aircraft carrier group steaming towards the region.
"Our toughest counteraction against the USA and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive", the military statement said, according to the North's state-sponsored KCNA news agency.
North Korea conducted two nuclear tests past year alone, advancing its goal to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles.
Ostensibly Saturday's event was to mark the 105th anniversary of the North's founder Kim Il-Sung's birth - a date known as the "Day of the Sun". China, on the other hand, acts as an economic bedrock for North Korea.
China quickly responded to the new jousting in the nuclear hotspot, saying there will be no victor in a war between the US and North Korea.
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said North Korea's willingness to go to war reveals the "true colors of North Korea's government that is bellicose and a breaker of regulations".
The country's authorities are holding military muscle-flexing on the occasion of the national holiday - the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder and first president of People's Republic of Korea, generalissimo and author of the Juche idea. However, the display did show that North Korea is still going right ahead with their missile development program.
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