North Korea Celebrates Successful Missile Launch With Wild Pop Concert

The Trump administration has been displaying a greater willingness to slap secondary sanctions than its predecessor.

The missile launched July 4 had the distance to reach the US mainland - and marked the latest escalation of the North's nuclear program.

After the missile launch banquet, Kim was later feted at a concert replete with pop music and thunderous applause, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. "(The US president) ought to be willing to sit down and explore common interests to advance peace, security and prosperity in the world in virtually every case, with North Korea being an exception, unless and until it permanently abandons its nuclear and ballistic missiles ambitions", he said in an interview with "The Laura Ingraham Show". It is also attractive in concert with more conventional action. There is a real possibility that North Korea's ICBM could reach beyond Alaska and strike targets along the West Coast.

Kim, though, is believed to be desperate for a son to continue a family dynasty that has ruled the country since Korea was officially split into two states, in 1948.

Ri Sol-Ju was photographed by the North Korean leader's side during a banquet in Pyongyang paying tribute to the developers of the recently launched missile. When Kim offers toasts to the missile developers, the head of whom was promoted to the role of colonel general, Ri moves into the background, without a glass in hand.

Clips of the event shown on North Korean television on Monday depicted the crowd repeatedly cheering and applauding Mr Kim.

"The American bastards must be quite unhappy after closely watching our strategic decision".

Among the numbers performed for the Dear Leader were "Song of Hwasong Rocket" and "Make Others Envy Us". "We should often send them gift packages so they won't be too bored".

In this April 15, 2017, file photo, canisters containing missiles are displayed in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.

"The U.S. military did not employ an elaborate missile defense shield because it did not threaten the U.S. homeland", a Pentagon spokesman told reporters last week.

Pyongyang has hosted several special events to mark the July 4 launch of the Hwasong-14 missile.

No confirmation was reported that the missile re-entered Earth's atmosphere intact.

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