March 01, 2021

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North Korea’s Beijing embassy showcases ICBM launch photos

Analyst says presence of photos suggests worsening quality of Sino-DPRK ties

North Korea's embassy in China has posted images of its July 4 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test-launch outside its property, despite Beijing being a key supporter of recent sanctions to punish Pyongyang for breaching United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

Five photos of the missile appeared outside the embassy in late July, alongside photos of the recently opened Ryomyong Street, runners at the Pyongyang marathon, and photos from April 15 'Day of the Sun' celebrations.