May 16, 2021

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Silent night: Christmas day in Korea wraps up with no DPRK missile testing

The lack of test, despite DPRK's "Christmas gift" warning, comes amid slow pace on set up of the December plenum

Christmas day came and went on the Korean peninsula with no special weapons testing as of midnight KST, despite the North having warned about an unspecified "Christmas gift" that the U.S. could expect in early December.

In addition, party daily Rodong Sinmun, cabinet newspaper Minju Choson, and the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) all remained absent of statements directly condemning the U.S., though some indirect complaints on the topic of sanctions could be found.