October 23, 2021

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

State media also implies top military official Pak Jong Chon retained Kim’s trust after recent demotion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reappeared in state media on Tuesday after another two-week break, visiting the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery at midnight to mark the July 27 Korean War armistice anniversary. 

2021 is the 68th anniversary of the armistice agreement signed in 1953 by North Korea, China, and the U.S.-led United Nations Command, which effectively ended large-scale fighting in the three-year war.