PRESIDENT Donald Trump is reportedly livid about North Korea’s military parade and at Kim Jong-un for unveiling a huge new nuclear missile on Saturday.
Hours after the event, reports claimed that the president is “really angry” about the event in Pyongyang, where the country revealed the newest weapons in its arsenal.
President Trump is ‘really angry’ about North Korea’s military parade held on Saturday, reports claim[/caption]
A massive new ballistic missile was revealed at the midnight parade held in the North Korean capital Pyongyang[/caption]
Trump told White House officials he is ‘really disappointed’ in Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un[/caption]
A source familiar with the situation told Vox that Trump is “really disappointed” in Kim Jong-un and expressed his dismay to several White House officials.
South Korean news bureau Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday that the US is in talks with Asian allies about probing the military procession.
The massive parade in the North Korean capital was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s ruling party.
The highly-choreographed parade featured thousands of goose-stepping troops marching in formation accompanied by tanks and other vehicles.
As the clock struck midnight, Kim took to the podium to address the nation and began shedding tears while making a rare speech.
He avoided direct criticism of Washington and instead thanked North Korean citizens for having “zero” cases of coronavirus.
But Kim appeared to hit out at Trump and the US, the nation with the largest number of Covid cases.
Kim saluting a guard of honor at the start of the massive parade in Pyongyang[/caption]
North Korea unveiled a new ballistic missile [/caption]
Experts said the new missile would be one of the biggest to be carried by road[/caption]
Soldiers wearing gas masks marching in the parade[/caption]
Guns firing a salute at the start of the parade[/caption]
A large number of vehicles took part in the event[/caption]
The North Korean flag is raised as fireworks explode in the sky[/caption]
“I wish good health to all the people around the world who are fighting the ills of the evil virus,” he said.
The main draw of the event was Kim’s unveiling of a gigantic new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Experts said the missile, which was shown on a transporter vehicle with 11 axles, would be one of the largest road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the world if it becomes operational.
Also displayed were the Hwasong-15, which is the longest-range missile ever tested by North Korea, and what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
Kim said the missiles weren’t targeted at any country in particular.
But he added: “If any force harms the safety of our nation, we will fully mobilize the strongest offensive might in a pre-emptive manner to punish them.”
Kim Jong-un boasted North Korea has been free of Covid[/caption]
Soldiers salute as fireworks light up the sky[/caption]
Air force pilots marching during the late night parade[/caption]
Kim watching from the podium [/caption]
Also taking part were North Korea sailors[/caption]
Senior officers saluting from military vehicles [/caption]
A slogan and flag of the ruling Workers Party [/caption]
Kim began crying in his speech[/caption]
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A senior Trump administration official on Saturday called North Korea’s display of a previously unseen missile “disappointing” and called on it negotiate to achieve a complete denuclearization.
“It is disappointing to see the DPRK continuing to prioritize its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile program over working towards a brighter future for the North Korean people,” the official said, using the official name of North Korea.
“The United States… calls on the DPRK to engage in sustained and substantive negotiations to achieve complete denuclearization.”
Soldiers marching through the streets [/caption]
Mass ranks of military personnel taking part in the event[/caption]