North Korea unveiled new weapons this Saturday, including the new generation of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying nuclear warheads, during the military parade that celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party, which commands the country . In a speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he could mobilize his army and nuclear apparatus in case of threats to the country.
Kim avoided criticizing the United States directly, focusing on domestic issues, thanking the efforts that the population of the country has been making to overcome the enormous challenges caused by the new coronavirus pandemic and the American sanctions that virtually block the local economy for the rest of the world. world.
The North Korean leader also made a nod to neighboring South Korea, saying he hopes the two countries will resume bilateral negotiations after the end of the pandemic. Talks have been suspended since the standoff with the United States over the Pyongyang nuclear project.
State news agency KCNA reported that China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to Kim congratulating the party’s anniversary and also pledging to continue to “defend, consolidate and develop” bilateral relations between the two countries.