Thursday, September 23, 2021

North Korea unveils new mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system

On Saturday, North Korea has unveiled a new type of mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system during a military parade.

On 10 October, was displayed the more advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems during an unusual predawn military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party on Saturday, according to footage aired on State broadcaster KCTV.

Some sources reported that the new type of missile system is larger than the one they fired in 2017.

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Leader Kim Jong Un spoke to a large crowd of unmasked soldiers in Pyongyang’s Kim II Sung Square in the pre-dawn event that appeared to breach all social distancing norms.

“I wish good health to all the people around the world who are fighting the ills of the evil coronavirus,” he said in a speech broadcast on state television. He added that “not a single person” in North Korea had contracted COVID-19 since the outbreak of the global pandemic earlier this year.

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