North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

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North Korea is set to hold its 70th anniversary military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The annual parade, marking the founding of its army, is usually held in April but was moved to 8th  February this year. Ahead of the parade, Korean Central Television is showing video archive of previous leaders, the local landscape and propaganda films.It is not clear what time the parade will begin. North Korea had earlier dismissed criticism of its plans to hold the parade a day before the Olympics, saying no-one had the right to take issue. South Korean government officials had said last month that some 13,000 troops and 200 pieces of equipment had been spotted near an airport in Pyongyang in what appeared to be a rehearsal for the parade.

(BBC)