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N Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Delivers First Public Speech – Military Parade , rolls out new rocket

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Laaska News  Apr. 15, 2012

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Kim Jong Un delivers first public speech – NHK

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has spoken publicly for the first time, pledging to continue his father’s “military first” policy.

North Korea’s state-run TV broadcast the military parade to mark Sunday’s 100th anniversary of the birth of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung.

First Secretary Kim Jong Un stepped to the podium overlooking Pyongyang’s main square to make his first public speech.

Kim praised his grandfather Kim Il Sung’s achievements and said putting the first, second and third priorities on military might is essential to successfully build a strong and prosperous nation.

He also said the country must grow the seeds that his late father Kim Jong Il planted and let them bloom to improve the people’s lives.

Towards the end of his speech, Kim brought down his right hand, saying, “let us move forward to final victory”.

The military personnel who filled the square cheered loudly in response.

Kim did not touch upon Friday’s failed launch of a missile, which the North calls a satellite-carrying rocket.

North Korea is believed to be attempting to boost national prestige through Sunday’s military parade, and win people’s support for the new leadership under Kim Jong Un.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Kim Jong Un speaks at military parade

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North Korea held a military parade on Sunday to mark the centenary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung. His grandson and new leader, Kim Jong Un, made his first public speech and vowed to continue the military-first policy.

The parade began at 10:00 AM at a square in the center of the capital, Pyongyang. It was broadcast live by state-run Korean Central Television.

Before the parade, Kim Jong Un addressed the participants from a podium, praising Kim Il Sung.

The younger Kim said advancing along the road of self-reliance, precedence on the military, and socialism, blazed by Kim Il Sung and his late father Kim Jong Il, will lead to a final victory in the revolution.

He ended his speech by urging the public to advance toward victory, drawing applause and cheers from troops who filled the square.

Following the speech, troops and armored vehicles paraded in files. Large ballistic missiles were also made public for the first time, which experts say may be intercontinental ballistic missiles.

On Friday, North Korea failed in its attempt to launch a missile, which it called a satellite-carrying rocket.

Sunday’s parade is seen as an attempt by the country to boost national prestige and arouse loyalty toward the new leadership under Kim Jong Un.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Pyongyang rolls out new rocket

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North Korea rolled out its new missile at a military parade in Pyongyang this morning, the Associated Press reports.

Japanese and South Korea experts say that this is North Korea’s longest rocket built so far but it’s unclear whether it’s a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

The country’s leader Kim Jong-Un in his first public speech at the parade celebrating the birth centennial of his grandfather and North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung, called for strengthening the country’s military might.

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