Kim Jong-Un Celebrates North Korea's 65th Anniversary

Category: World / Sep 11, 2013 2:58PM EDT

North Korea's state-run television KRT broadcast video on Wednesday (September 11) of its leader Kim Jong-un watching a concert in Pyongyang on Monday (September 9) to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the country's founding with his wife Ri Sol-ju.

Kim Jong-un is the third member of his family to rule North Korea and is believed to be 30 years old. He was effectively anointed as his father's successor in 2010, despite the fact he is the third son.

Kim was joined by some of his top officials including his aunt and his main military aide as well as the North Korean premier.

KRT said the event given by the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces was held on Monday amid easing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Tensions on the peninsula reached their peak in February when North Korea threatened nuclear and missile strikes against South Korea and the United States after the imposition of U.N. sanctions for a nuclear weapons test.

The reclusive country's leadership blames the U.S. military presence in the South as the main reason for continued conflict on the Korean peninsula six decades after the Korean War ended with a truce rather than a peace treaty.

Video Credit: Reuters