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North Korea had a party to celebrate its nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threw a lavish party to celebrate his country's nuclear scientists on the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Kim regime on Saturday. State media reported the event included a banquet, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with Kim.

"The recent test of the H-bomb is the great victory won by the Korean people at the cost of their blood while tightening their belts in the arduous period," Kim said at the party, referring to Pyongyang's recent claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a new round of U.S.-backed sanctions in retaliation for the claimed test.