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North Korea held mass rallies denouncing US, warns of nuclear war – Report

Seoul, South Korea, June 27: According to the state news agency KCNA, a significant number of students and workers participated in the rallies held throughout Pyongyang, on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

Around 120,000 protesters chanted slogans expressing a desire for a “war of revenge” against the United States, as reported by official television channels.

Images from the demonstration were televised, featuring signs that proclaimed “The entire U.S. mainland is not beyond our shooting range” and “The colonial U.S. is the destroyer of peace.”

Concerns that Pyongyang would soon launch a second version of its first military spy satellite in an effort to strengthen the monitoring of American military operations after the May 31 launch attempt failed prompted the commemoration of Remembrance Day on Sunday.

As stated by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea claims to possess the strongest absolute weapon to make the U.S. imperialists pay and asserts that there are determined Korean individuals to seek revenge against the enemy.

North Korea, a nuclear-armed nation, has conducted weapons tests using various types of weaponry, including its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. These actions have contributed to heightened tensions with South Korea and its primary ally, the United States.

North Korea said that the United States was moving strategic assets to the area and was “making desperate attempts to ignite a nuclear war” in a dispatch from its foreign ministry.

This year, North Korea tested a variety of weaponry, including its first intercontinental ballistic missile with solid fuel.

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has been actively pursuing the military’s modernization and equipment expansion.

Citing military drills held by South Korea and the US, Kim has said that these measures are essential for North Korea’s self-defense.

Since a highly publicized summit between Kim and former US President Donald Trump ended in 2019 over differences over sanctions, talks on denuclearization have been at a halt.

North and South Korea are still formally at war today because their fight in 1950–1953 concluded in a truce rather than a treaty.

(Source: Reuters)

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