The North Korean military has a new move, the US – South Korea – Japan are preparing to meet

The North Korean army has a new move, the US - South Korea - Japan prepares to meet - Photo 1.

Weapon systems of the Korean army appear during the night parade to celebrate the 8th National Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in January 2021 – Photo: REUTERS/KCNA

Reuters news agency, citing sources, said the dispatch of troops near Pyongyang could be a sign that the North is about to prepare for a large-scale military parade.

It is highly likely that these soldiers and equipment serve the celebration of the National Day of Korea 9-9. A South Korean military official, who asked not to be named, said the parade would take place at night like some past parades.

North Korean leaders will likely send new messages to the United States and South Korea during the September 9 military parade, he added.

Last October, on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Pyongyang unveiled a new generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and other modern weapons.

South Korea’s military intelligence agency has always worked closely with the United States and closely followed North Korea’s large-scale military moves, a military spokesman said.

Signs of troop movements began to appear in August, after Pyongyang warned that joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea would lead to a serious security crisis.

According to Kyodo News, North Korea officials from the US, Japan and South Korea are expected to meet next week in Japan.

Kyodo News sources said the content of the meeting will discuss the feasibility of resumption of denuclearization dialogues between the US and North Korea. The last time the US – Japan – South Korean officials met was in June in Seoul (South Korea).

Japan and South Korea do not want the issue of North Korea’s denuclearization to be solely between the United States and North Korea, fearing that national interests may be harmed. The Tokyo government still keeps its commitments to the people to solve the problem of Japanese citizens being abducted by North Korea.

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