May 28, 2023

Kim Jong Un and daughter dine with military commanders ahead of weapons show

Mostly celebratory speech did not mention foreign policy or specific arms as large-scale military parade looms

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered a congratulatory speech to military commanders at a banquet celebrating army foundation day Tuesday, attending with his wife and daughter, according to state media.

The Feb. 8 issue of the Rodong Sinmun released on Wednesday — the 75th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) —  did not include any report on a military parade. It’s still unclear if the parade took place overnight and coverage of the event is being saved for state TV later in the day, or if the event will take place Wednesday evening