August 19, 2022

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Pyongyang may remain cautious over promoting its nukes, though questions remain about internal celebrations

North Korean media appeared to ignore a new holiday established this year to celebrate the country’s nuclear missile development, as Pyongyang may remain cautious about promoting its most destructive weapons.

However, questions remain about how the holiday may have been celebrated internally, after state-run outlets made no mention of Rocket Industry Day on Nov. 29 or 30. South Korean military officials told reporters they did not detect any indications of a major event or celebration.