North Korean military parade a 'positive statement', Trump says

Korean People's Army soldiers march during a military parade and mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang

North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted almost half of the event to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy.

US President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" and North Korea's pledge to turn the US into a "sea of fire" however never materialised - and now Trump and Kim seem to be buddies.

Leader Kim Jong Un waved to a hysterical crowd from a balcony.

And with tens of thousands of troops, thousands of tanks, and hundreds of aircraft expected to roll through Pyongyang today in an anniversary parade - today could be the day Kim breaks his silence.

"It's favorable to both of them, but especially to North Korea", said Choo Jaewoo, a professor of Chinese foreign policy at Kyung Hee University. It blends art with mass engagement and propaganda messaging.

North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation.

And French actor Gerard Depardieu is also in Pyongyang. The reason for the thespian's presence is unknown; he reportedly refused to speak to journalists.

Trump on Twitter quoted a Fox News description of the event without long-range nuclear missiles as a sign of North Korea's "commitment to denuclearize".

If you flick through Juche, a glossy North Korean magazine whose title refers to the country's official ideology of self-reliance, you will find photo after photo of Kim Jong-un being shown around factories. "We will both prove everyone wrong!" he tweeted.

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The two-hour parade saw thousands of people from all walks of life, including soldiers, workers, peasants and students, march through the square, waving flowers and shouting slogans such as "Long live supreme leader Kim". "Much better than before I took office". Washington wants Kim to commit to denuclearization first, but Pyongyang wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War.

It comes at a sensitive time as the United States and South Korea try to engage the North in a process they hope will eventually lead to it giving up its nuclear arsenal.

A third summit between Mr Kim and South Korean president Moon Jae-in has been confirmed for later this month. Thank you To Chairman Kim. "We will get it done together!"

Kim and Moon will meet in Pyongyang on September 18 for the third time this year to discuss "practical measures" towards denuclearisation, officials in Seoul have said.

On the day, however, neither transpired.

"There was no display of ICBMs, IRBMs (intermediate-range ballistic missiles), which would really not have sat well with the whole idea that North Korea is committed to ultimate demilitarization". All the meetings have taken place on Chinese soil, indicating that it is Xi who holds the whiphand - or wants to maintain the appearance of doing so.

Such set-piece dates are a mainstay of the North's political calendar and have for years been opportunities to demonstrate progress in its quest for a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States.

"That choice alone suggests Kim's intention to underline the seriousness of his "New Strategic Line, ' announced earlier this year that privileges the country's economic betterment after the 'completion" of the country's nuclear deterrent last year", said Ankit Panda, a strategic expert and adjunct senior fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists.

North Korea was founded in 1948, after the peninsula had been divided by great power fiat at the end of World War II, prior to which it was a Japanese colony. It was Kim's first known visit to the mausoleum since 2012.

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