The alleged military parade, which reportedly included armoured vehicles and an unknown number of troops, could have been held after the 8th Congress of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, where Kim Jong-un was elected general secretary.
According to NK News, citing a statement by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the parade was spotted at the capital’s Kim Il Sung Square, though it may have been a rehearsal for a future parade.
The previous parade of such scale in Pyongyang was reported in the first ten days of October last year.
Earlier, the North Korean media reported that the Eight Congress of the nation’s ruling party has elected its leader, Kim Jong-un, as general secretary of the organization.
North Korea to Keep Developing Nukes as Kim Calls US Country’s ‘Biggest Enemy’
At the party congress, the DPRK’s leader said that his country would continue to improve its nuclear weapons, as it was forced to deter hostile forces, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
He said it was necessary to develop strategic nuclear weapons that could be used in modern war in a variety of ways, depending on the target and the operation task.
According to the KCNA, Kim also said that the country had completed the development of a new nuclear submarine. The congress set forth plans to do everything possible so that in the…