North Korea holds celebratory military parade - minus the missiles

Officials at a ceremony to celebrate North Korea's 70th anniversary

"Just moments ago they put on that he said very strongly that we want to denuclearize North Korea during President Trump's tenure. just said it, just said it", Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, raises hands with China's third-highest ranking official, Li Zhanshu, during a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 9, 2018.

Kim observed the event along with Chinese leader Xi Jinping's envoy Li Zhanshu, but he did not deliver a speech to the public.

"Today's celebrations amazed me because I have seen two previous celebrations like the parades that were far more militaristic", he said. The military portion featured thousands of soldiers wearing uniforms from different periods of North Korea's history, dating back from 1948 through to the present day.

President Trump also praised his own leadership by saying communication with Kim is "much better than before" he took office.

This year's celebration, however, did not feature the isolated nation's most advanced missiles.

The parade came at a sensitive time as the United States and South Korea try to engage the North in a process they hope will eventually lead to it giving up its nuclear arsenal. Kim was just above us, waving at the adoring crowds below, whose emotions seemed genuine as they sat in the hot sun waiting for a glimpse of their "Supreme Leader".

The North did show off a battery of big artillery pieces known as self-propelled guns that could be used to threaten Seoul, South Korea's capital.

Last year's 69th anniversary was precipitated by the nation's sixth nuclear bomb test. In April, Kim said economic development would be the country's focus as he visited farms, construction sites and various factories prodding industrial growth.

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North Korea's state-run media published Friday what it said was an "indictment" by its South Korean wing, denouncing USA forces on the peninsula and calling their withdrawal "the irresistible trend of the times".

News 1 reported Friday there have been talks between Pyongyang and the United Nations Command to cooperate on the excavation of us military remains on the North's side of Panmunjom.

Another major theme was the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, carved into two by the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II.

The parade also provided Kim an opportunity to show off restored ties with his most important ally, China.

Kim will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in the coming weeks to discuss a path toward denuclearization. "Unification is the only way Koreans can survive", said an editorial in North Korea's party newspaper Rodong Sinmun. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter USA aggression and devote his resources to raising his nation's standard of living.

"It also suggests that as long as negotiations are on, North Korea's nuclear-capable systems will maintain a low profile".

That includes iconic mass games that Pyongyang is organising for the first time in five years, a huge, nationalist pageant performed by up to 100,000 people in one of the world's largest stadiums.

Washington is seeking the "final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea", while Pyongyang has only publicly affirmed its commitment to working towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, a euphemism open to interpretation on both sides.

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