Kim Jong Un may debut a terrifying, new rocket that could wipe out US cities at a massive military parade in North Korea, according to a report.
Satellite photos showed the country has been rehearsing for the Oct. 10 military parade in temporary structures large enough to conceal the Hwasong-15, a nuclear missile with the potential to attack New York or Washington D.C., the Sunday Times reported.
Watchers of the Hermit Kingdom have said they believe Kim will use the 75th-anniversary celebration of the Workers’ Party of Korea to show off the country’s arsenal and possibly the Hwasong-15, the outlet reported.
The missile has been described in state media as “new-type of inter-continental ballistic rocket weaponry system capable of carrying super-heavy nuclear warhead and attacking the whole mainland of the US.”
Other satellite images revealed work being done on the Okryu Bridge in Pyongyang, which links the rehearsal grounds with the expected route of the parade, the outlet reported.
This could indicate that workers are preparing the bridge to handle a hefty load, such as the missiles and their heavy transporters, according to the report.
The planned celebration comes after Kim’s absence at another high-profile event earlier this year fueled speculation about his health.
Rumors swirled that he was dead, in or coma or recovering from a botched heart procedure when he skipped out at the commemoration of his late grandfather and North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung on April 15.
State media has since released photos of the despot at various public events, including touring typhoon-ravaged villages earlier this week.
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