At a “serious martial art” ceremony, North Korean soldiers showed what they could do on Monday. Ruler Kim Jong Un (37) was also present – and was impressed by the show.
North Korean state media released a video of the ceremony. It shows smashing concrete blocks with bare hands, lying on bare chests with broken glass, or smashing bricks on the head. A soldier is also shown allowing himself to be beaten with a wooden stick.
Another shot shows how the dressed soldiers beat their half-naked colleague with full force on the elbow or hand with a hammer. All of these scenes show the “defensive ability” of men.
Arms presentation of North Koreans
The main purpose of the festival is to showcase the latest nuclear and other weapons. Including a super weapon. State media recently reported that the Academy of Defense Sciences had successfully tested a newly developed hypersonic missile of “strategic importance”.
In a speech, the ruler said that Kim was building an invincible army against what he called the current US war. “The United States continues to cause tension in the region with its misjudgments and actions,” Kim said. Over the past few weeks, North Korea has conducted several missile tests to identify milestones in its conventional and nuclear weapons program.
For years, Pyongyang has been promoting the development of missiles to strike South Korea and Japan, but the United States can carry nuclear weapons. The country has declared itself a nuclear power. However, in the light of negotiations over its controversial nuclear program, its position remains open. However, US talks with North Korea have not progressed for more than two and a half years. (Oko)