The North Korean regime orchestrated mass celebrations and rallies following the communist nation’s successful test of a hydrogen bomb on Wednesday, with tens and thousands of people lining the roads of Pyongyang to cheer-on dictator Kim Jong Un.
According to Yahoo News, North Koreans packed the capital, waving flags and banners as the nation’s nuclear scientists arrived by the busload in Kim Il-Sung Square.
“We offer the greatest honour to Comrade Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme Leader who brought us the greatest achievement in the history of the Korean people,” read one sign.
As reported by North Korean state-run news, a speaker at the rally directly threatened the United States, saying Kim Jong Un “will put an end to the destiny of the gangster-like US imperialists through the most merciless and strongest preemptive strikes if they and the hordes of traitors finally ignite a war.”
Tensions between the United States and North Korea are at an all-time high following the hermit kingdom’s successful test of the hydrogen-based nuclear warhead.
The size of the explosion and the expertise necessary to carry it out raised alarm-bells throughout Washington, again signifying Kim’s nuclear capabilities are more advanced than previously estimated.