North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a weapons exhibition on Tuesday and vowed to build up the isolated country’s military. “There is no action-based evidence to make us believe that [the US is] not hostile,” Kim said in a speech at the exhibition, according to North Korean state news agency KCNA, reported via NBC News. He also noted the ramp-up in weaponry would not be for use against South Korea and indicated he did not want another war between the neighbors.
Video clips have gone viral online of North Korean soldiers performing an intense display of Taekwondo moves during the country’s defense exhibition. Videos show soldiers smashing cement blocks over their chests and bending lead pipes.
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