On the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, approximately 120,000 individuals passionately participated in mass rallies in North Korea, fervently shouting slogans denouncing the United States.
North Korean Rallies Echo with Chants of ‘War of Revenge’ to Annihilate the US. (Photo: Reuters)
According to state media, North Korea organized mass rallies in Pyongyang on Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Approximately 120,000 working people and students enthusiastically participated in the rallies across the capital.
State news agency KCNA reported that during the rallies, participants shouted slogans vowing a “war of revenge” to destroy the United States. Photos released by state media depicted a packed stadium filled with individuals holding placards with messages such as “The whole U.S. mainland is within our shooting range” and “The imperialist U.S. is the destroyer of peace.”
The anniversary coincided with concerns that Pyongyang might conduct another launch of its first military spy satellite, following a failed attempt on May 31. The potential purpose of the satellite launch was to enhance monitoring of U.S. military activities.
According to a report by KCNA, North Korea claimed to possess “the strongest absolute weapon to punish the U.S. imperialists,” while emphasizing that the people of North Korea were resolute in seeking revenge against their enemies.
The country has been conducting tests of various weapons, including its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, thereby escalating tensions with South Korea and the United States, the primary ally of the South.
In a separate statement from the foreign ministry, North Korea accused the United States of actively attempting to provoke a nuclear war by deploying strategic assets to the region.
It further highlighted that North and South Korea, despite the passage of time, technically remain at war since the 1950-53 conflict concluded with a truce rather than a formal treaty.