As if Kim Jong-un hasn’t tested enough missiles already, he’s now thought to be launching another one tomorrow, to celebrate North Korea’s anniversary.
Tomorrow the nation will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the brutal regime and there are fears it may even mean another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
North Korea has previously celebrated key dates with displays of military power and with all the recent missile tests, Kim Jong-un probably has a dark plan for tomorrow’s anniversary.
In 2015 North Korea turned back its time zone by half an hour, creating ‘Pyongyang Time’ on its 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese occupation.
On the anniversary last year, they celebrated with an underground nuclear test saying it was building protection against ‘threats and sanctions’.
The nation held its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday claiming it was the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon built for its ICBMs.
The statement released by North Korea, pictured below, said:
The H-bomb test was carried out to examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility of the power control technology and internal structural design newly introduced into manufacturing the H-bomb to be placed at the payload of the ICBM.
Full statement from N. Korea on today's nuclear test. pic.twitter.com/mVciIpBgib
— Jonathan Cheng (@JChengWSJ) September 3, 2017
Previously the country tested its developmental Hwasong-14 ICBM, twice in July and the flight data from these tests suggest these missiles could hit the US.
Tensions between North Korea and the US have been at a high level for a while, with the two nations continually threatening each other, leading many to believe World War III may be around the corner.
I guess we’ll see tomorrow what Kim Jong-un has been planning for his country’s big birthday.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.