North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un said Saturday his country could fight in any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party. "Today, our party dauntlessly declares that our revolutionary armed forces are capable of fighting any kind of war provoked by the US and we are ready to protect our people and the blue sky of our motherland," Kim said during a 30-minute speech. North Korea often boasts of its "nuclear deterrence", accusing the US of seeking to start a war of aggression.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.
By James Pearson PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, who said his country was ready to fight any war started by the United States. Thousands of troops stood at attention under a blue autumn sky in Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, named after Kim Jong Un's grandfather and the founder of the nation, as Kim, appearing relaxed and confident as he leant heavily on the lectern, made his speech. Kim was accompanied by senior Chinese Communist Party official Liu Yunshan, with whom he was seen speaking throughout the event and occasionally shared laughs, and flanked by senior North Korean party and military officials.