Timeline: From the military parade to Kim Jong Un’s letter to Trump
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Oct. 2020 started off with Kim Jong Un’s flowery letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, wishing him good health and a quick recovery after he tested positive for COVID-19.
But the real highlight of the month was Oct. 10, when North Korea held a long-awaited military parade to mark the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).
While it was unexpectedly held after midnight and aired after extensive video editing, Pyongyang revealed its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and the new Pukguksong-4 at the parade — the “strategic weapon” that North Korea teased
- 01State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan
- 02North Korea primed for quick rebound after satellite launch failure: Analysis
- 03What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening
- 04North Korea hacked an election body. But political interference wasn’t the goal.
- 05Secrecy surrounding North Korea’s upcoming plenum points to big changes afoot
- 06State media review: North Korea provides a front-row seat to anti-Yoon protests
- 07By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
- 08Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying