South Korea’s military said it believed missiles displayed in a North Korean military parade included new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
The North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, attended the parade in the capital, Pyongyang, as a series of missiles, multiple launch rocket systems and rockets were on display, amid questions about U.S. plans for the country and concerns about a possible sixth nuclear test.
Earlier Saturday, North Korea warned the United States to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region and the reclusive state marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder and the current leader’s grandfather, Kim Il-sung.
Concern has grown since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield last week in response to a deadly gas attack. That raised questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for North Korea, which has conducted missile and nuclear tests in defiance of UN and unilateral sanctions.
The North’s warning, carried by its state-run KCNA news agency, came as leader Kim Jong-un arrived at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il-sung Square, named after his grandfather, for a military parade marking the “Day of the Sun.”
North Korea on Saturday displayed a previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missile-sized