North Korea is suspected of holding a military parade in the middle of the night
Yonhap news agency, citing a source close, said North Korea held a military parade in Pyongyang on the night of April 25 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the country’s army.
According to Yonhap, the parade took place at Kim Il Sung Square in the capital Pyongyang at around 10 pm, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army. It is not clear whether leader Kim Jong Un will attend.
During the preparation of the event, satellite images showed that North Korea had mobilized thousands of servicemen and important military equipment used in the drills – a sign that this could be an event. large parade.
Observers say that Pyongyang could bring to the parade of 20,000 troops and the latest strategic weapons, such as the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-8 hypersonic missile and the Hwasong-8 hypersonic missile. tactical nuclear warhead guided weapon. In addition to the military element, North Korea can liven up the parade through colorful fireworks and light shows.
According to Yonhap, the event on April 25 was originally scheduled to be held in the morning, but had to be postponed due to the forecast of rain. This is also the first military parade to celebrate the founding of the Korean People’s Army held under leader Kim Jong Un.
Previously, on April 15, North Korea also celebrated the 110th birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung with art performances and fireworks, but did not hold a military parade.
During the tenure of Kim Jong Un, North Korea held 12 major military parades for national holidays, if you include the event held on the night of April 25.
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