North Korea stages large-scale rallies nationwide on Saturday, commemorating the “day of struggle against U.S. imperialism,” during which government officials pledged to “eliminate the enemy,” as reported by the country’s propaganda outlet.
The rallies took place in various provinces across the nation, with a significant gathering in Pyongyang that reportedly drew 120,000 attendees, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. Government leaders took the stage to denounce the United States as “imperialist beasts” during the event.
Signs displayed at the rallies featured strong anti-U.S. sentiments, with one proclaiming, “The entire continental US is within our range!” Another sign read, “The imperialist U.S. is the destroyer of peace.”
This “day of struggle against U.S. imperialism” coincides with the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.
Former President Donald Trump engaged in disarmament negotiations with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in 2019, but no agreement was reached. Since then, under the Biden administration, Kim has conducted tests of new nuclear missiles, aiming to develop weapons capable of reaching the United States.
During the rally, North Korean government officials asserted that the country possesses the “most powerful absolute weapon” to punish U.S. imperialists, as claimed by the propaganda outlet.
Leaders at the event also recounted the hardships faced by North Korea during the Korean War, highlighting the tragic loss of innocent lives caused by the invading forces, as stated in the propaganda reports.