Army-people gatherings took place in provinces on Sunday to celebrate the successful test-launch of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14.

Attending them were officials of the party and power organs, working people’s organizations, industrial establishments, farms and universities, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, working people from all walks of life and youth and students.

The report of the DPRK Academy of Defense Science as regards the successful test-launch of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 was read out.

And congratulatory speeches were followed by officials of the party, armed forces organs and the youth league.

The speakers said with pride that the great success of Hwasong-14 is a thrilling greatest victory in the nation’s history spanning 5 000 years.

They went on:

The pride of service personnel and people reached the space as they have the strongest strategic weapon to strike the heart of the U.S. imperialists. They would achieve a greater victory by fully displaying the mental power like the scientists and technicians in the field of national defense industry who are boundlessly loyal to the Party.

If the U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet group of traitors commit even the slightest reckless military provocation against the DPRK, the Korean People’s Army will mercilessly wipe out the aggression forces by the weapons of Mt Paektu with the will to destroy the enemies to the last man.