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DPRK's Successful H-bomb Test Hailed by Pyongyangites and Service Personnel

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, January 8 (KCNA) -- A joint army-civilian meeting for welcoming Juche Korea's first successful H-bomb test took place on Friday.

The Pyongyangites thronged various places here such as Kim Il Sung Square and plazas before the Tower of the Juche Idea, Monument to Party Founding, April 25 House of Culture and Arch of Triumph and Pyongyang Indoor Stadium.

Present at the meeting were Kim Yong Nam, Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju and other senior party, state and army officials, the chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, officials of the party, armed forces, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials, working people, youths and students in Pyongyang.

Present there were the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front and overseas compatriots.

Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys and military attaches here and other foreigners.

Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, read out the statement of the DPRK government on the successful H-bomb test.

Congratulatory speeches were made by Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the C.C., WPK, No Kwang Chol, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, Jon Yong Nam, chairman of the C.C., the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, and Jang Chol, president of the State Academy of Sciences.

Kim Ki Nam said that January 6, 2016 when Juche Korea successfully carried out its first H-bomb test was a day of historical events when the great Kim Il Sung's, Kim Jong Il's and Kim Jong Un's Korea displayed the dignity of the greatest and powerful Paektusan nation all over the world.

No Kwang Chol, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, said that the supreme commander's leadership over the building of a nuclear force for self-defence provided the Korean revolutionary armed forces with a powerful nuclear treasured sword capable of annihilating in any place and any time those forces encroaching upon their dignity and sovereignty no matter who they are and where on earth they might be.

Jon Yong Nam, chairman of the C.C., the youth league, said that the stirring situation today which startled the world made the Korean youth cherish deep in their hearts the tremendous might of Juche Korea led by Marshal Kim Jong Un and the faith that final victory is sure to be won when they go straight along the path of the Korean revolution chosen by the Workers' Party of Korea in the spirit of blizzards of Paektu.

Jang Chol, president of the State Academy of Sciences, said that the complete success in the H-bomb test is a crystal of ardent loyalty to the WPK, patriotic devotion and great creativity of scientists and technicians in the field of national defence.

At the end of the meeting there were dancing parties of youths, students and other people and fireworks were displayed in the sky above Pyongyang. -0-

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