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North Korea adds new twist to big parade: Reporter's notebook

N Korea holds military parade without advanced missiles North Korea holds military parade to celebrate 70th anniversary
Faye Gross | 10 September, 2018, 06:29

North Korea showcased its latest weaponry and best goose-stepping soldiers Sunday as the reclusive nation marked its 70 anniversary with a military parade at a time when it is under worldwide pressure to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

Sunday's parade came after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTiger Woods calls Nike's Kaepernick campaign a "beautiful spot" EPA lost more than 1,500 workers in first 18 months of Trump administration: report Trump: Races that GOP was not thinking about winning "are now very close" MORE last month asked Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump says he is expecting new letter from Kim Jong Un NYT receives complimentary phone calls after White House tweets out number Mystery builds over anonymous Trump official's identity MORE to put off a high-level visit with North Korea.

US President Donald Trump saluted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday for holding a massive military parade "without the customary display of nuclear missiles" to celebrate his country's 70th anniversary.

Afterward, he met with Chinese special envoy, Li Zhanshu, who is also the third-ranking member in China's ruling Communist Party.

To make sure the event is seen around the world, North Korea has invited a large contingent of foreign media to cover it and the other events including the military parade.

This year's celebration, however, did not feature the isolated nation's most advanced missiles.

But talks between North Korea and the USA have stalled despite their first-ever summit in Singapore in April.

He also said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un helped "prove everyone wrong through good dialogue between two people that like each other".

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This year's celebrations also marked the revival of North Korea's iconic mass games after a five-year hiatus. "Much better than before I took office".

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known, was proclaimed on September 9, 1948, three years after Moscow and Washington divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of the Second World War.

Mass games performed by tens of thousands of people working in precise unison take months if not years of intense preparation and training, and have not been staged since 2013.

The officials said further analysis is needed to confirm what kinds of weapons - including intercontinental ballistic missiles - were displayed at the event.

"Thank you To Chairman Kim", Trump wrote.

Capital residents unable to attend at the square lined the streets around town to cheer and applaud convoys carrying the troops after they complete the parade duties.

Defectors revealed earlier this year Kim ordered his rocket scientists to develop their largest missile yet ready for the 70th anniversary. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter US aggression and devote his resources to raising his nation's standard of living. A running commentary throughout the show pointed out the importance of following Kim's economic and development strategy, while significantly playing down the role of the military and not once mentioning North Korea's nuclear weapons.

Tickets to this year's spectacle started at just over US$100 and went up to more than US$800 per seat.

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