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N.Korea shows military might on eve of Olympics
February 09, 2018
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SEOUL: North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles on show just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.

The nuclear-armed North is on an Olympics-linked charm offensive - sending a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders, and the sister of leader Kim Jong Un to South Korea.

But regiments of soldiers goose-stepped in formation through Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, followed by trucks, artillery, tanks and finally four giant Hwasong-15 ICBMs -- as well as a band forming the Korean word for “Victory.”

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the South Thursday and is also scheduled to attend the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday.

Agence France-Press

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