9 Sep 2021

North Korea marks 73rd anniversary with military parade featuring soldiers in hazmat suits

Europe Editor and Presenter

You may have wondered why we have heard little from the dear leader of North Korea in recent months. Perhaps he misses exchanging barbs with his on-off friend Donald Trump.

Last night, Kim Jong Un threw a party for the world to see. The normal display of ballistic missiles might have been dialled back, replaced by a hazmat clad force of Covid tackling troops taking centre stage.

But the celebration of the nation’s 73rd anniversary had all the vintage choreography we have become accustomed to from this reclusive nation.