Like it had done after its first ever intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last month, that was surprisingly successful, North Korea organized a public event to celebrate its hydrogen bomb detonation on September 3 as well. Both the events were equally massive on scale, the available visuals show.
The hydrogen bomb test was North Korea’s sixth and till date most powerful nuclear test and like it had done after the ICBM launch, this time too, it didn’t forget to taunt the US and the world community by saying that more “gift packages to the US” were on the way.
Timing its first ICBM launch event with the American Independence Day on July 4 and the 45th anniversary of the July 4 statement, the first official communiqué on agreement between North Korea and South Korea on Korean reunification, North Korea then had said that North Korean ICBM was a gift to the US on its Independence Day. It had also warned the US and South Korea of heavy blows in the days to come.
North Korea’s official and only broadcaster Korean Central Television (KCTV) has released footage of the public event to celebrate the hydrogen bomb detonation, like it had done after the ICBM launch celebration, like it always do to push the North Korean propaganda.
We can see people lined up on both sides of roads waving and cheering a convoy of vehicles passing through a road and later gathered at the Kim Il Sung Square as part of the mass celebration event that also included song and dance by groups.
Here is one such footage available on the Twitter handle of the China Global Television Network (CGTN).
The video shows a jubilant North Korean anchor announcing that the “intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mounting usage hydrogen bomb test was a perfect success” with a file footage of the possible hydrogen bomb detonation from the Korean Central Television (KCTV).
Another video footage here shows the song and dance sequence, huge public gathering the Kil Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.
And like it had done after the ICBM launch, North Korea felicitated the scientists involved in the hydrogen bomb detonation that produced shockwaves measuring 6.3 on Richter Scale, who, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, vowed to attain the final goal of perfecting a North Korean nuclear force.
“The scientists visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to make a report about their success and vow to successfully conclude their research and development campaign to attain the final-phase goals for perfecting the state nuclear force advanced at the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (in May 2016), true to the guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un”, the KCNA release said.
In spite of facing stiff sanctions that have crippled its economy, North Korea has been moving ahead with its missile and nuclear programme. But the world community is a divided lot when it comes to action against North Korea on its latest advances missile and nuclear advances.
China, Russia and even South Korea, North Korea’s traditional rival and the US’s traditional ally, are not in favour of military action and are instead focusing on talks and sanctions. Russia has warned that the military hysteria around North Korea could lead to a global catastrophe. And even the emergency UN Security Council meeting held after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test remained divided and failed to reach to a conclusion on a decisive action against the rogue nation.