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PYONGYANG, January 12. /TASS/. Mass rallies in support of testing of the thermonuclear bomb that was held on January 6 have been held in all the nine provinces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Korean media said.
These public functions brought together many thousands of people, including services of the Korean People's Army, officers of security agencies, officials from regional agencies of state power, workers, members of public associations, school and college students.
The activists who took the floor at the rallies stressed this country's right to holding a test of this kind at a time of US unending attempts to provoke a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula. They reaffirmed the resolve to continue showing dignity and might of the republic as a nuclear power.
Following the H-bomb test, which the North Korean authorities and media describe as a successful one, the Pyongyang newspapers are leveling sharp criticism at the US Administration to sign a peace treaty with the DPRK and Washington's decision to redeploy a B-52 strategic bomber from the US airbase on Guam to South Korea.
Rodong Sinmun daily of the Korean Workers' Party said in a comment on Tuesday the US was using an alleged North Korean threat for the implementation of its strategic objectives in the Asia-Pacific region. One of the objectives was to counteract the growing influence of China and Russia in North-East Asia, it said
Staff members of the humanitarian organizations working in Pyongyang are discussing the knotty situation on the Korean Peninsula at process meetings. They point out, among other things, a possibility of considerable cuts in the programmes related to North Korea by donor countries and international humanitarian agencies after the fourth nuclear test
In the wake of a deterioration of tensions in Korea, the DPRK Foreign Ministry offered foreign embassies including the Russian embassy and international organizations to leave the country in April 2013 but foreign diplomats and humanitarian officials refused to it in spite of the warning.