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North Korea celebrated 70 years with a military parade — without ICBMs

The Kim Jong Un regime celebrated the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding with a military parade Sunday, and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were noticeably absent from the display. The decision to refrain from brandishing missiles the regime developed to be able to carry nuclear warheads to the United States is a hopeful sign amid halting diplomatic engagement with Washington to move North Korea toward denuclearization.

The parade featured military vehicles and troops by the thousands in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. A special envoy from Beijing attended the event to bestow China's seal of approval.