North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles on Saturday in a massive military display in central Pyongyang, amid rising tensions across the region.
A television screen broadcasting live footage of the ceremony to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung.
Kim's close aide Choe Ryong-Hae made sure to send a new warning, saying North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the US.
Trump's tweets this week, and leaks suggesting that a preemptive strike is under consideration, create the expectation that the USA must respond immediately and dramatically to the next North Korean nuclear test or missile launch or else lose credibility.
Satellite images show activity at the North's main nuclear test site ahead of the parade, analysts say.
The festivities take place amid concerns that North Korea is possibly preparing its sixth nuclear test in a decade or a rocket launch of significance, such as its first flight test of an ICBM. "It may hope to show something to display its nuclear and missile capabilities".
In an interview with CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy on Friday, North Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Han Song Ryol, accused the Trump administration of wanting to "annihilate" the regime and said they are ready to launch a "pre-emptive strike" if the USA threatens to attack their country. If they are unable to do so, the US, with its allies, will!
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Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, called on China to "solve the North Korean problem".
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang, Vice Minister Han Song Ryol also warned the USA against provoking North Korea militarily, saying, "We will go to war if they choose".
The reclusive state has always been on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the USA mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five atomic tests, two of them previous year.
One of the debuts included the Pukkuksong-2 SLBM, a submarine-launched ballistic missile, loaded on trucks, according to Reuters.
During the rally, Kim saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang.
Weapons analysts said they believe some of the missiles on display were new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, including a solid-fuel missile created to be fired from a submarine, which would make it hard to detect.
"They have nuclear weapons". During his New Year's address, Kim said the country's preparations for an ICBM launch had "reached the final stage". The communist country has been regularly conducting nuclear and missile tests defying United Nations' resolutions and sanctions.
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