North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

  • North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

North Korea's weapons of war rolled through Pyongyang streets Saturday and it promised "nuclear justice" in response to any atomic attack as leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a spectacular show of strength.

Rows of military bands and goose-stepping and sword-wielding soldiers marched through Pyongyang's main Kim Il-sung square for the "Day of the Sun" celebrations, as a black-suited Kim Jong-un watched.

After that, North Korea threatened to hit the a "merciless retaliatory strike".

"It's presumed to be a new ICBM", a Seoul official was quoted as saying by Yonhap News Agency.

Choe said President Donald Trump was guilty of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching USA forces to the region.

The event was held after North Korea's latest missile test prompted the send an aircraft carrier to the region.

The move, coupled with the USA retaliatory strikes against Syria over a chemical weapons attack on civilians, touched off fear in South Korea that the United States was preparing for military action on the North.

"We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack", Choe Ryong-hae said during the parade.

A US.Navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month with Tomahawk missiles raised questions about US president Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea.

This year, however, the holiday also showcased what appeared to be long-range and submarine-based missiles: weapons the country has always been warned against possessing.

The weekend is just getting underway in the USA, but already I have to say it was a good day.

Vice president Mike Pence will travel to South Korea tomorrow as part of a 10-day trip to Asia.

Halfway through the two-and-a-half hour military parade that took place in Pyongyang on Saturday, North Korea showed off its next-generation military hardware.

But this year the holiday came as tensions run high between North Korea and another world power.

Chad O'Carroll, managing director of specialist service NK News, told AFP they could be a liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missile, or an early version of one, even though Pyongyang has yet to formally announce it has an operational ICBM. North Korea has been facing pressure from the United States to curtail its programs related to the development of nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. Analysts say commercial satellite images from recent weeks indicate increased activity around North Korea's nuclear test site. Yesterday it warned the United States any provocation would be met with retaliation.

The source said: 'News of cadres of the second army corps slandering Kim Jong-un reached all the way to the People's Army's General Political Bureau, and the arrested cadres are to be severely punished'. Speculation has grown that it is to conduct a sixth nuclear test to coincide with the anniversary.

A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, US and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful USA aircraft carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.