North Korea was supposed to hold its military parade, where they showcase their huge weapons and thousands of soldiers march through central Pyongyang, but the event didn’t happen
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Satellite images have shown North Korea was poised to hold its annual massive military parade to display its weapons – but the event has been mysteriously delayed.
North Korea was scheduled to hold Sunday night’s event to mark the anniversary of its army’s founder, but the parade in which it showcases its military weapons has been postponed, according to Yonhap news agency.
Satellite images showed large guns and thousands of soldiers were supposed to be parading through central Pyongyang, but the event did not take place.
It was reported that the event may not have taken place due to bad weather, but North Korea’s official state media made no mention of the event and made no mention of Monday morning’s parade.
This raises the possibility that Monday night’s parade could be held to coincide with celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the North Korean People’s Revolutionary Army.
In the past, Kim Jong-un has held military parades at night, which were broadcast several hours late on state television.
This gives weapons experts the opportunity to examine the military exhibit on display to see what type of nuclear-capable weapons are on display and what they are capable of.
Around 20,000 soldiers gather for a parade in Kim Il Sung Square, which features more than 250 items of military equipment, including missiles designed to launch nuclear warheads at the US and hypersonic missile systems.
North Korea last had a military parade in September last year, but experts said no new weapons were on display – in contrast to October 2020, when Kim had what experts say is the world’s largest roadworthy ICBM.
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Known as the Hwasong-17, the missile is designed to carry a multiple nuclear warhead to the US but failed shortly after a launch test in March, according to missile experts.
The parade comes as North Korea has launched a slew of new weapons designed to evade US-powered missile shields in recent months.
According to local media reports, US President Joe Biden is set to visit South Korea and Japan in late May, as South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol takes office on May 10 with a commitment to take a stronger stance on Pyongyang.
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