October 01, 2023

North Korean nuclear backpacks likely “stuffed with rags”

But North Korean interlocutor claims they contain "hazardous material" suits

SEOUL – "Nuclear backpacks" carried by North Korean soldiers at Saturday's "Victory Day" parade are unlikely meant to represent miniaturized nuclear weapons and are probably filled with "paper or rags," an expert familiar with the Korean People's Army has told NK News.

While South Korean media were quick to interpret the backpacks, pictured above, as representations of miniaturized nuclear weapons, U.S. based North Korean military expert Joeseph Bermudez Jr. rejects this possibility.