North Korea held a massive military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, its state media said, showcasing the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and as a display of its military might. Drone-in, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took a critical stance as he inspected a military parade in Pyongyang late Thursday to mark Victory Day.
Yonhap quoted the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying that during this time senior representatives of China and Russia were also present. With its presence at the parade, the North appears to want to express its solidarity with Beijing and Moscow, which supported Pyongyang during Cold War battles, at a time when Seoul, Washington and Tokyo are fighting their three- Strengthening bilateral security cooperation. Kim did not deliver the much-anticipated speech at the event. The Korean War, which began with the invasion of North Korea in 1950, ended with an armistice.
On July 27, 1953. However, the North declared the war over and designated the day of the signing of the armistice as Victory Day. The recalcitrant regime displayed new state-of-the-art weapons during the parade to show its military might. The latest parade, which was held amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s ongoing missile test, was the second in nearly five months. The North displayed new, state-of-the-art long-range missiles at the parade, including the Hwasong-17 and Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missiles. However, it did not introduce any new type of ICBM. Later in the day, footage released by the North’s Korean Central Television also showed the “Heil”, the North’s purported first autonomous underwater vehicle with nuclear weapons, as well as unmanned spy planes and strike drones. “Strategic reconnaissance drones and multi-role attack drones, which were newly developed and produced … performed circular flights in the sky above the square for the military parade,” Yonhap quoted KCNA as saying.
Its strategic strength to “thoroughly and overwhelmingly” deter its enemies’ nuclear threats, the North also cited the solid-fuel Hwasong-18 ICBM. North Korea invited Chinese and Russian officials to its parade His first known foreign visit since Pyongyang strictly closed the border due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Politburo member Li Hongzong of the Chinese Communist Party, the parade VIPs joined the North’s leader in the stands to observe. Shoigu was called before Li as important guests were introduced during the main ceremony. Kim was seen smiling and talking with Shoigu and Lee, who stood to his right and left, respectively. Observers say the North’s pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missiles, which are banned by several Security Council resolutions, has been criticized by China and Russia, both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Such imagery is indicated. During their discussions this week, Kim and Shoigu pledged to boost defence cooperation in particular.
The meeting has sparked speculation that the two sides may have discussed Pyongyang’s arsenal for use in Moscow’s conflict with Ukraine during their meeting. According to Yonhap, in a speech at the parade, North Korea’s Defense Minister Kang Sun-nam said it would face an “unimaginable and unpredictable crisis” if the United States tried to launch a nuclear strike against the North. Kang used the abbreviation for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and declared, “If the US imperialists use nuclear weapons against the DPRK, they have no choice but to escape.”
Official TV footage from the North showed Kim fighting back tears as she sang the national anthem before a military march began. Additionally, it was said that Pyongyang had shown its support for Beijing and Moscow in light of improved trilateral security cooperation between Seoul, Washington and Tokyo. North Korea has recently increased the frequency of its weapons tests, as Seoul and Washington step up their efforts to support America’s commitment to use the full range of its military capabilities, including nuclear weapons, to defend its ally. Has accelerated. Under Kim’s rule, the North has held 14 military parades, including this week’s. The nation initially unveiled the Hwasong-18 ICBM during a previous parade, which was held in February to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of its military forces, Yonhap reported.