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Kim Jong-un reigns supreme as king of parades

19th January 2021 - 01:02 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Submarine-launched ballistic missiles and short-range ballistic missiles debuted in North Korea's latest military extravaganza in the heart of Pyongyang.

North Korea is obviously not one to rest on its laurels. Following on from Pyongyang’s parade on 10 October 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the country held yet another night-time parade in front of Kim Jong-un on 14 January.

The parade in Kim Il Sung Square came just two days after the eight-day Eighth Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party ended. At the congress, Kim called for maximum effort to boost North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, including ‘super-large warheads’, surveillance satellites and hypersonic weapons. The leader also described the US as its

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