North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was pictured taking a tour around a new trackless trolley factory surrounded by stern-looking minders in matching suits.
The portly tyrant beamed as he inspected shining new equipment at the plant in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, before strolling across a notably empty factory floor.
Kim then passed a fleet of vehicles lined up in the car park in the latest series of propaganda images intended to hide the economic crisis strangling the rogue state.
The portly tyrant beamed as he inspected shining new equipment at the plant in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, before strolling across a notably empty factory floor
North Korea is preparing to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, which begins on February 9.
The regime is planning to mark the eve of the Games by displaying dozens of long-range missiles through Pyongyang to flex its military muscles, CNN reported.
The display of might of ‘hundreds’ of missiles and rockets would be intended ‘to scare the hell out of the Americans,’ said one of the sources.
The news comes after President Donald Trump criticized Kim in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
He also celebrated North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho, along with the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died shortly after spending 17 months in captivity in North Korea for the attempted theft of a propaganda poster from his hotel room.
The event in Pyongyang is expected to include dozens of intercontinental-range Hwasong-15 missiles, which are the same missiles that were test-fired for the first time by Kim Jong-Un’s military in late November, the sources stated.
Kim inspects a piece of machinery at the factory as a group of three men in suits watch on
The official purpose of the parade in North Korea is the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military, but officials refuse to confirm what exactly is planned for the event.
Media from outside North Korea are expected to be banned from covering the parade.
The very next day, on February 9, South Korea is due to stage the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, roughly 180 miles southeast of the armament exhibition.
The major show of military power could create anger in South Korea, which is hoping the games will be a symbol of peace and stability.
Kim passed a fleet of vehicles lined up in the car park in the latest series of propaganda images intended to hide the economic crisis strangling the rogue state