Friday 17 November 2017

Parade leaves North Korea's Kim speechless

Red Guard members take part in the North Korean parade yesterday.
Red Guard members take part in the North Korean parade yesterday.

Associated Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waved to troops marching through central Pyongyang to mark the nation's 65th birthday, but made no public comments before leaving the lavish event.

Mr Kim stood in a high viewing area well above and away from the sea of onlookers who cheered and held up colourful placards in unison as the troops filed past yesterday.

North Korea watchers had hoped the young leader might address the crowd to shed some light on the isolated and secretive nation's politics or diplomatic goals. The military parade in Kim Il Sung Square featured mostly reserve troops.

Irish Independent

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