"One can sense that Kim is feeling a lot of pressure on his leadership" • "I hope that the day would come when the North and South [Korea] take each other's hand again," Kim said.
Pyongyang and Tehran have both lost ground in their respective standoffs with the US – and Israeli security is marginally better for the time being because of this.
North Korea’s military parade and its arsenal, along with Iran’s progress on missile technology, illustrate how these countries have achieved success in the last decade.
Sometimes appearing emotional, Kim thanked the military for working hard to respond to natural disasters and to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
The authors acknowledged there was a chance the vehicle could be something else but said that seemed "unlikely in this particular location and circumstance."
Iran and North Korea “resume work” on long-range missiles, program increases
A Seoul-based website that reports on North Korea, cited a single unnamed source near the shipyard as saying the site "is bustling with activity to prepare for the ballistic missile launch."
It said the activity was "suggestive, but not conclusive, of preparations for an upcoming test of a Pukguksong-3 submarine launched ballistic missile from the submersible test stand barge."
"We are talking about a system that is able to defend the capital city, and handle a mass of 200 and 300 mm rockets aimed at it."
North Korea has been subjected to UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.