Pyongyang, North Korea -- North Korea and the world have heard from the country's new leader for the first time.
Kim Jong Un spoke at a ceremony marking the 100th birthday of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder.
Kim appeared calm and measured as he read the 20-minute speech. He covered a wide range of topics, from foreign policy to the economy, and vowed to make the military his impoverished country's top priority.
His speech, and a military parade that followed, capped two weeks of celebrations. The festivities were marred by Friday's failed launch of a rocket that had generated international condemnation.
The parade culminated with the unveiling of a new long-range missile. It's not clear how powerful or significant the addition to the North Korean arsenal is.
Kim's speech took North Koreans by surprise. His father, the late leader Kim Jong Il, addressed the public only once.