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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 

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 ...

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 02:29 IST