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
- 01Iranian nuclear scientist’s death will likely fuel North Korean fears of the US
- 02Document: New UN sanctions exemptions guidelines for North Korea-related aid
- 03North Korea is on a crusade against drugs, crime and ‘capitalist culture’
- 04Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings
- 05Why the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist can’t inform North Korea policy
- 06Biden’s win is a bad omen for China — and that will strain the two Koreas
- 07Where Biden’s top foreign policy picks stand on North Korea
- 08Empty shelves and food shortages: Why things are looking grim in North Korea