THANKS FOR THE COMEDY, FOLKS: JONG-UN RELEASES PICS OF HIMSELF LAUGHING AT NAJIB & CO A DAY AFTER JONG-NAM’S BODY ARRIVES IN PYONGYANG

Images released on state-run television come a day after the body of the North Korean leader’s half-brother returns to Pyongyang.

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has been pictured laughing and smiling as he inspected a military competition for tanks.

Images shown by state-run television KRT on Saturday showed the leader accompanied by military officials as he watched the contest from an elevated viewing platform.

The images showed tanks driving over obstacles and firing at distant targets.

Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and Ri Myong Su, chief of the general staff of the KPA, were among the senior officers watching the contest.

KRT did not say where or when the competition took place.

Images released on state-run television come a day after the body of the North Korean leader’s half-brother returns to Pyongyang.

  1. A shell blasts towards one of the targets
  2. The leader along with the tank crew from the competition
  3. Kim Jong-Un stands in front of the tanks taking part in the competition
  4. The North Korean leader talks to officers
  5. Tanks lined up at the start of the competition
  6. Kim Jong-Un smiles as he watches the action
  7. The tanks fire at targets
  8. The leader watches from a viewing platform above the competition arena
    The ever watchful leader watches from a viewing platform above the competition arena
  9. Kim Jong-Un laughs with his generals as the competition unfurls
  10. A shell blasts towards one of the targets
  11. The leader along with the tank crew from the competition
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It comes after the US imposed sanctions on 11 North Koreans and one North Korean company over links to the country’s weapons programmes, banks and commodities trade.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Pyongyang of acting in a reckless manner and said it had to be stopped during a joint news conference with British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Friday.

The body of Kim Jong-Nam, the North Korean leader’s half-brother, was returned on Friday after he was poisoned by VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport.

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