This week of October marks two significant dates in the history of North Korea. First is the anniversary of its first nuclear test and second is the foundation of the ruling Worker’s Party of North Korea.
Experts on this matter have given the clear indication that North Korea might select dates of the Worker’s Party to provoke U.S.
There is a clarity of purpose in what the North Korean leader is doing. Yong Suk Lee, the assistant director of the CIA’s Korean Center, said at the conference, according to Reuters. “I don’t think he’s done up till now, there is a lot more to expect. In fact, I also have instructions to my staff about something to expect on the Korean Workers Party founding day.”
If we take a look at North Korea’s past provocations, the threats only came when there were some important dates. Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University predicted that North Korea could test a missile by late Monday night.
North Korea earlier said that it had a massive success with their hydrogen bomb test. This provocation came on Labor Day weekend in U.S. It also mentioned that its first nuclear bomb was tested on Oct. 9, 2006 that also coincided with Party Foundation Day in North Korea, Lee Jin said.
Other nuclear tests were also lined up with important dates in the U.S. in 2009, Kim JongUn’s birthday in 2016 and the Foundation Date of the Republic in 2016. The country had also tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4, 2017.
Things are turning wrong between both the countries. Nobody knows what future holds for both the countries. Let’s see what new announcement, North Korea makes on the foundation day of their party.