Seoul believes that North Korea will showcase new intercontinental ballistic missiles at the parade

Seoul believes that North Korea will showcase new intercontinental ballistic missiles at the parade.


The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea notes that such steps are intended to draw attention to the DPRK as a world community that is currently dealing with more pressing issues.

The DPRK can showcase new strategic weapons, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, at a parade on 10 October to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Korean Labour Party (KLPP). This was announced by the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea on Thursday.

“North Korea is expected to host a major military parade this week, as well as other events to mark the important date. It is likely that they will showcase new strategic weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles or submarine ballistic missiles”, –  the document says. The South Korean ministry notes that such steps are intended to draw the attention of the world community in DPRK, which is currently dealing with more pressing issues.

In his New Year address, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un stressed that this year the country will show the world a “new strategic weapon”, while expressing dissatisfaction with the lack of progress in the dialogue on denuclearisation with the US.

The first ever US-DPRK summit was held in Singapore on 12 June 2018. During the summit, Kim Jong-un and Trump signed the final joint declaration. Pyongyang then made a commitment to denuclearisation in exchange for security guarantees from Washington.

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