North Korea’s Kim Jong Un promises to speed up the nuclear weapons program

SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to step up the country’s nuclear weapons program as soon as possible, in a speech held at a military parade with the country’s largest known intercontinental ballistic missile.

The parade Monday night, which marked the founding day of North Korea’s armed forces, showcased the Hwasong-17 ICBM along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery pieces and rocket launchers.

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