PYONGYANG, June 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The military forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK) has been placed on alert, official newspaper of the DRPK Central Committee Rodong Sinmun reported.
In particular, the newspaper says that the US “brought numerous sufferings and calamities to the Korean nation by provoking the Korean War of 1950-1953,” referred to as “Fatherland Liberation War” in North Korea.
“There is no justification for the crimes of American imperialists that had been committed during this three-year long armed conflict,” Rodong Sinmun stressed. However, the paper noted that the US “have not learned from their defeat in this conflict and continue to advance hostile to the DPRK policy, remaining an enemy of the Korean people.”
On June 25, mass gatherings were held across North Korea to remember the start of the Korean War. The war ended in a truce in 1953. People reminisced on the deeds of Kim Il Sung who led the North Korean army against the US and their allies.
Kim Jong Un supervises rocket test launches
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firing of new guided tactical rockets and waspleased with the result.
KCNA noted that test launches “became important for strengthening the national security system of the country”.
The test launches took place at a time when the US and South Korea “make ever more reckless attempts to isolate the DRPK and wage an aggressive war”, the KCNA said.