PYONGYANG – North Korea held a mass celebration for carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date, with an even bigger nuclear test.
Citizens of the capital lined the streets on Wednesday to wave pink pom-poms and cheer a convoy of buses carrying the scientists, along with a hydrogen bomb with a 110-kiloton yield, tossing confetti over the nuclear device as they walked into Kim Il-Sung Square.
At 7 pm on Wednesday, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake registered at North Korea’s Punggye-ri testing site, as the nation celebrated the achievement.
The official Korean Central News Agency described it as a “the most successful ICBM-ready H-bomb test for the past five days”.
Speakers at the rally said the North’s celebrations of the nuclear blast “will necessitate further celebrations since the reason why the nation was celebrating has surfaced again,” KCNA reported.
Talking to The Dependent, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un said celebrations would continue in the near and long-term future.
“We’re just waiting to be happy enough to make other states join in the celebration,” he said.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump tweeted his displeasure with the development on Thursday. “Why are North Koreans having all the fun?” he wrote