North Korea flexes its military muscles at annual celebration

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un showcased his intercontinental ballistic missiles in a disturbing parade on Saturday in central Pyongyang to celebrate the 1912 birthday of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the country’s founding ruler.

A top North Korean official has issued a warning that North Korea will answer any outside threat with devastating consequences.

According to spokesman Choe Ryong Hae, President Donald Trump is “creating a war situation” on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching U.S. forces to the region. “We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack,” said Choe.

Experts have observed that North Korea seems to be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch. The communist dictator has been reportedly developing an ICBM capable of reaching U.S. shores.

Pyongyang fears that the ongoing annual spring military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea are actually a rehearsal for invasion.

On Friday, a statement from the general staff of the North Korean army said, “It will be the largest of miscalculations if the United States treats us like Iraq and Libya, which are living out miserable fates as victims of aggression, and Syria, which didn’t respond immediately even after it was attacked.”

U.S. officials are scrambling to figure out how to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear program without a military overthrow and have now enlisted help from China, North Korea’s only major ally, to put pressure on Pyongyang.

Kim was greeted with thunderous applause as he stepped onto a large podium in front of thousands of soldiers and civilians at Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday. The “dear leader” paraded his collection of deadly missiles, rockets as they rolled by on trucks along with tanks, rocket launchers and even a solid-fuel missile designed to be fired from submarines.

According to military experts, those missiles could eventually have the capability to hit targets in the continental United States, although North Korea has yet to flight test them.

Nuclear weapons is the foundation of North Korea’s national defense strategy. According to Kim during his New Year’s address, his country’s preparations for an ICBM launch had “reached the final stage.”

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests last year, and satellite imagery indicates that the communist dictator could conduct a sixth underground nuclear test at any time.


H/T: Fox News

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