No reports on Kim Jong Un on holiday marking 1 year since successful ICBM launch

North Korean media have so far made no mention of a new national holiday to commemorate one year since the successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. There have also been no media reports on North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un for almost one month.

North Korea launched the Hwasong-17, which is said to be capable of reaching anywhere on the US mainland, on November 18 last year.

The front page of the Sunday-edition of the country's ruling Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, includes an article calling for the top economic targets for this year to be achieved. No articles about "missile industry day" were to be seen anywhere in the paper.

Meanwhile, there have been no media reports on Kim since his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was reported on October 20. If Kim stays out of media reporting until next Saturday, it would be the second longest period of his absence from media since he took office.

Some countries are closely watching for the North's next move, as Pyongyang has been warning that it will carry out its third launch of a military spy satellite. The North has also recently tested a solid-fuel engine for a new intermediate-range ballistic missile.