On Sunday, the country staged a huge military parade to mark its 70th year as a nation.
Robert E Kelly, professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea, was responding to two tweets by the U.S. president in which he claimed credit for the absence of nuclear missiles in North Korea's 70th anniversary parade.
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After a truncated parade featuring tanks, fewer than the usual number of missiles and lots of goose-stepping units from all branches of the military, along with some students and others, the focus switched to civilian groups, ranging from nurses to construction workers, many with colourful floats beside them.
USA intelligence reportedly estimates that the North Koreans are on track to create five to eight new weapons this year, figures apace with the average of six weapons a year that they were constructing before the Trump-Kim summit. "@FoxNews This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea".
Canadian David Ellsworth, from Kelowna, B.C., who has travelled to North Korea eight times, says he was "amazed" by the tone of Sunday's parade.
Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where his father and grandfather lie embalmed, with top officials for the first time since 2012, according to the North's official Korean Central News Agency.
Leader Kim Jong Un waved to a hysterical crowd from a balcony.
Kim observed the event along with Chinese leader Xi Jinping's envoy Li Zhanshu, but he did not deliver a speech to the public.
Before this year, the "blood-forged" alliance between Korean War allies China and North Korea had been looking shaky.
The parade is being scrutinised for clues about North Korea's weapons arsenal and professed commitment to denuclearisation.
According to the South Korean envoy who met with Kim Jong-un last week, the North Korean leader said his faith in Trump remains unchanged and he wants to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula during the United States president's first term.
The parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea began with ranks of soldiers, followed by tanks, trucks carrying rocket launchers and heavy artillery.
Mr Kim reciprocated with an expression of appreciation, saying, "Currently North Korea is following a strategic line of focusing on economic development".
The senior statesman called on the military to be ready to work to help build the economy.
Soon after Sunday's celebrations end, Kim will once again meet withSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in as the rival neighbors continue their efforts to improve relations. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter US aggression and devote his resources to raising the nation's standard of living.
The mass games, dubbed "Shining Fatherland", featured everything from a display of drones flying in formation to fireworks, lasers, circus-style performances and at one point hundreds of martial artists doing taekwondo.
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