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Not all of the missiles shown at the military parade may have been real.   © Kyodo
Politics

North Korea parades new-look missiles in show of defiance

Chest-puffing seen as response to mounting US pressure

SOTARO SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | China

SEOUL -- North Korea has rolled out what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles in a move seen as an attempt to keep Washington from turning up the heat even higher.

South Korean media described some of the missiles on display at the Pyongyang military parade, part of celebrations commemorating the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founding father Kim Il Sung, as new or improved.

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