"It would be nice if the bomb could frighten Pyongyang, but its actual impact may just be the opposite", read the editorial that said Trump "may go down in history as the "war president".
"North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from Sinpo area in the South Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect the launch has failed", South Korea's defence ministry said in a statement.
A light rain fell in the capital, Pyongyang, as people wearing gumboots and holding umbrellas walked past portraits of the late leader and signs proclaiming "Sun Day is the most significant event in North Korea".
The display raised concerns that North Korea has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles that would allow the country to attack the mainland US and Europe, according to CNN.
Choe Ryong Hae, who some say is the second-most powerful official in North Korea, said in a speech that the country is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the US.
The parade also featured the "Pukguksong-2", a land-based variant of the submarine-launched missile.
The brazen grandstanding came amid growing worldwide worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch.
China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported United Nations sanctions.
"Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words", Han said.
DPRK on Saturday showcased its military muscles by parading all of its most advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1,000 kilometers away.
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Following the huge bomb dropped by the USA in Afghanistan, China's Global Times - the Communist Party's official newspaper - said North Korea must have felt the shockwaves.
Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006, along with an global arms embargo aimed at slowing its development of its banned nuclear and missile programs.
"In the near future they'll have an ICBM capability that could strike Seattle and the West Coast", McCaffrey said.
"We've tried persuasion, it's failed, we've tried coercion, it's failed". It is likely the current leader, his grandson Kim Jong Un, will make an appearance.
The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch.
But, you know, the last thing China wants is a war on the Korean Peninsula and the potential collapse of the North Korean regime.
American intelligence officials have reportedly said the U.S. is ready to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it is sure Pyongyang is about to stage another nuclear weapons test.
After inspecting an honor guard, Kim, in a black suit, watched the parade pour into Kim Il-Sung Square, accompanied by top military and party leaders, state television showed in a live broadcast.
But has he now drawn his own red line against North Korea developing an intercontinental ballistic missile?
North Korea's goal is a long-range nuclear missile that can strike the continental United States.
The attempt followed Trump's vow, as The Associated Press reported, that Kim Jong Un's government is a "problem" that will be "taken care of".
In his annual New Year's address, Kim said North Korea's preparations for an ICBM launch had "reached the final stage".