A United States Navy carrier strike group was headed towards the Korean Peninsula last week as America strengthens its defences against North Korea's elevating nuclear threats.
State television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a limousine and saluting his honor guard before walking down a red carpet.
Under the clear sky and to the sound of the military band, dozens of military vehicles and an entire army of soldiers passed through the country's biggest square named in honor of Kim Il-sung, whose 105th birthday is being celebrated on Saturday.
The superpower warned the situation must be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steams towards the region amid fears North Korea may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
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North Korea's weapons of war rolled through Pyongyang on Saturday and a senior figure in the regime said it could "beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice", as leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a spectacular show of strength.
USA retaliatory strikes against Syria over a chemical weapons attack on civilians, coupled with Trump dispatching what he called an "armada" of ships to the region in a show of force, touched off fears in South Korea that the United States was preparing for military action against the North.
Korea unveils new ICBM at military parade
"In one word, Trump is openly pursuing a policy to annihilate North Korea by force of arms", alleged Han. "If they start a nuclear war, we will respond with nuclear strikes".
North Korea showed two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of transporter erector launcher trucks, or TELs.
If the Korean missiles actually work, and have a similar range to the Chinese missile, they could hit the continental US.
Mike Pence, the U.S. vice-president, is due to arrive in South Korea on Sunday carrying a range of military options for tackling North Korea's increasing belligerence.
The parade may also feature some of the country's most valuable military hardware, such as its prototype intercontinental ballistic missiles.
On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discouraged the USA and North Korea from engaging in "tit for tat" behavior between the two countries after media reports claimed that the Trump administration was positioned to launch a preemptive strike if North Korea appeared to be launching such a test. North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile and could conduct another test soon.
China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against North Korea's missile and nuclear tests and supports United Nations sanctions. The country conducted two nuclear tests previous year.
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