North Korea Celebrates Army's 80th Anniv.

By: NBC
By: NBC
FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. The enormous, 16-wheel truck used to carry the missile, likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program, experts say. Pinning a sanctions-busting charge on Beijing would be difficult, however, because it would be hard to prove that Beijing provided the technology for military purposes or even that it sold the vehicle directly to North Korea, the experts said. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. The enormous, 16-wheel truck used to carry the missile, likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program, experts say. Pinning a sanctions-busting charge on Beijing would be difficult, however, because it would be hard to prove that Beijing provided the technology for military purposes or even that it sold the vehicle directly to North Korea, the experts said. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

NORTH KOREA - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the palace where his father and grandfather are buried. The trip was part of events across the country marking the 80th anniversary of the army's founding. Accompanied by dozens of government and army officials, Kim Jong Un entered the hall and bowed before portraits of his grandfather Kim Il sung and his father Kim Jong Il.
Earlier in the day, during another ceremony attended by Kim Jong Un, a top military chief said that North Korea was armed with quote, "Powerful modern weapons" capable of defeating the United States.


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