This could be one of the most important shows of force in the history of the country. An imposing military parade held Saturday in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the single party in North Korea, according to live images transmitted by television. Wave after wave of thousands of soldiers marching goose marched on Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang, according to images of the official channel of the country, one of the most hermetic of the world.
Wearing his traditional dark suit Mao collar, the North Korean leader was welcomed by the commander of the honor guard prior to review thousands of soldiers marching in formations.
“Today, our party declares decisively that our revolutionary armed forces are capable of facing any war provoked by the US, and we are ready to protect our people and our blue sky homeland “, launched the North Korean leader.
The parade was organized in honor of the one-party Marxist-Leninist, who reigns at the pleasure of three generations of Kim, regarded as the only communist dynasty of history in this country.
Tens of thousands of people
“The Party of Korea workers is an invincible party which forms a whole with the people,” said the North Korean leader in a speech thirty minutes, punctuated by applause from tens of thousands of people. He was full of praise for the North Koreans, calling them “source of miracle” that allowed a backward country to turn into “powerful socialist state, independent and self defense.”
Tanks, other armored vehicles and long-range missiles took part in this massive parade. “Long live the invincible Korean Workers’ Party,” declared a large banner hanging from a balloon filled with helium that overlooked the square named after the grandfather of the North Korean leader.
The buildings surrounding the square were decorated with flags of the Communist Party – hammer and sickle on red – and blue flag, red white North Korea. The square was flooded by a sea of color, dozens of men and women waving flags and flowers, despite unfavorable weather conditions, rain successor to a night storm.
Observers were on the lookout for any new equipment that could be a sign of a breakthrough in the North Korean military program.