North Korea hosts an air show in the east coast city of Wonsan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
North Korea hosts air show
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North Korea hosted an air show in the east coast city of Wonsan on Saturday (September 24).
Video provided to Reuters by the North’s official news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified, showed aircraft flying over Kalma Airport during the Wonsan Air Festival 2016.
KCNA said both civil planes and military aircraft were mobilized for the event.
In April, the North’s ally China banned the exports of jet fuel and other oil products to North Korea a move in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang after its January 6 nuclear test and rocket launch.
In 2015, the isolated country spent $877,048 importing 1,415 tonnes of Chinese jet fuel, according to Chinese customs data – enough for North Korea to operate its fleet of largely Soviet-era military aircraft.
Despite the resolution, the air festival opened on Saturday and will continue until Sunday (September 25).