December 08, 2021

North Korea closes weapons expo after 10 days, says event generated ‘new ideas’

New nuclear missiles and other weapons were displayed for Kim Jong Un and other visitors at  ‘Self-Defense-2021’

North Korea closed an exhibition of nuclear missiles and other new weapons on Friday after a ten-day run, according to state media, with Kim Jong Un’s top military official stating that the event helped generate “new ideas” to speed up weapons development.  

The state media report on the expo’s closing ceremony, including rare coverage of a speech by a high-ranking military official, highlighted Pyongyang’s continued emphasis on following the military development road map Kim Jong Un laid out at the Party Congress in January -- plans that included new nuclear weapons and launching a military satellite in the near future.