No nuclear weapons were displayed during the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding, and Trump immediately responded
It might look like we could finally say that the nuclear war and terror is over, as no long-range missiles were put on display during the 70th anniversary of North Korea. Instead, the military parade focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development.
Such a reduced display compared to past years immediately drew the attention of US President Donald Trump, who tweeted:
“North Korea has just staged their parade, celebrating 70th anniversary of founding, without the customary display of nuclear missiles. Theme was peace and economic development. “Experts believe that North Korea cut out the nuclear missiles to show President Trump its commitment to denuclearize.” @FoxNews This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea. Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong! There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office.”
In Pyongyang, soldiers and columns of tanks shook the ground before giving way to chanting crowds waving flags and even flowers in their way passing a review stand where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat alongside a special envoy from China.
Kim told the envoy that North Korea was focusing on economic development and wished to follow China’s lead on this matter.
“North Korea upholds the consensus of the Singapore meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States and has taken steps for it and hopes the United States takes corresponding steps, to jointly promote the political resolution process for the peninsula issue,” the report paraphrased Kim as saying.
All in all, the theme of this year’s celebrations focused on economic development and unifying the Korean peninsula, which has been divided since World War Two.