North Korea marked its government’s 69th anniversary not with another missile test, as many had feared, but with a gala party for the scientists involved in carrying out the country’s most powerful nuclear test yet last week, the state-run news media reported on Sunday. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, celebrated the national holiday on Saturday by bringing his nuclear scientists and engineers to Pyongyang, the capital, and holding a banquet. On their way from the country’s underground nuclear test site in northeast North Korea to Pyongyang, the ...
Instead of launching a missile, North Korea throws a party
South Korean officials predicted that such a missile test was almost certain to happen soon
Choe Sang-Hun | NYT Last Updated at September 11, 2017 02:29 IST