On Saturday (June 24), North Korea conducted large-scale rallies throughout the country to commemorate the “day of struggle against U.S. imperialism.” The government leaders vowed to “annihilate the enemy,” according to the nation’s propaganda outlets.
According to the state-run Korean Central News Agency, rallies were held in each of the country’s nine provinces, and many government officials gave speeches condemning the United States as “imperialist beasts.” The propaganda wing reported that the gatherings in Pyongyang reached 120,000 attendees.
One of the signs at the rally read, “The entire continental U.S. is within our range!” according to the outlet.
Another poster described the “imperialist U.S.” as “the destroyer of peace.”
Saturday’s event celebrated the “day of the struggle against U.S. imperialism.”
The day falls on the 73rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, which resulted in the split of Korea into North Korea and South Korea.
In 2019, Former President Trump held disarmament talks with North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un. However, they were unable to reach a deal. Since then, Kim has conducted tests on new nuclear missiles intended to be able to strike the United States under the Biden administration.
According to a propaganda outlet, government leaders expressed that North Korea had obtained the most powerful weapon to “punish the U.S. imperialists” during a rally.
The propaganda outlet also reported that several rally leaders mentioned the country’s struggles during the Korean War, saying that the “blood of innocent people was flowing like a river in all parts where the enemies’ dirty footsteps reached.”