DPRK Marks 70th Anniv. of Army Founding

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Added On February 9, 2018

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Thursday supervised over a grand military parade to mark army founding.
 
A military parade started before noon at the Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang. 
 
In his speech, Kim called on the DPRK armed forces, the Korean People's Army (KPA), to safeguard peace on the Korean Peninsula while criticizing the United States for "sabotaging" regional and world peace. 
 
Commending the KPA for its fighting records over the past 70 years, Kim urged the soldiers to maintain the revolutionary tradition set by former DPRK leaders.
 
Kim watched and cheered KPA officers and soldiers from 50 units, including missile forces, army, air force, navy, special operation force, artillery force and armored forces.
 
The parade displayed the country's most powerful weapons, including the Hwasong 15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
 
This is the second time in 10 months that the DPRK has held a military parade amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula.