An army-people gathering took place here on Friday to celebrate the great victory with which the DPRK successfully accomplished the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power, under the guidance of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Attending it were Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, senior party, state and army officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of party and armed forces organs, cabinet, working people’s organizations, ministries and national institutions, men and officers of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces and officials of institutions at all levels and industrial establishments and working citizens and youth and students in the city.

Pak Pong Ju read out the statement of the DPRK government.

Celebration speeches were made by Pak Kwang Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and vice-chairman of the C.C. WPK, Army General Pak Yong Sik, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of the People’s Armed Forces, and Pak Chol Min, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League.

The speakers said that the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 put the strategic position of the DPRK on the highest level and fully displayed the invincible spirit of socialist Korea.