June 20, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Kim closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’

Kim closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’

North Korean leader pushes ideology and politburo sees slight shakeup as June plenum wraps up

Kim closes party meeting with plea for loyalty, vows to overcome ‘difficulties’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 18, 2021
Another US official handling North Korea issues to visit Seoul this weekend

Another US official handling North Korea issues to visit Seoul this weekend

Jung Pak, a deputy representative for North Korea, will visit on Saturday alongside Special Representative Sung Kim

Another US official handling North Korea issues to visit Seoul this weekend
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 18, 2021
North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim

North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim

During ongoing party plenum, Kim also talked about solving food supply issues and “stabilizing” living conditions

North Korea should prepare for both talks and confrontation with US, says Kim
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
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Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

State media has sought to hide anti-U.S. propaganda since relations improved in 2018

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
Why you can’t believe everything you read about North Korea

Why you can’t believe everything you read about North Korea

A typo on a U.N. database led to misleading reports from uncritical journalists, but the mistake was avoidable

Why you can’t believe everything you read about North Korea
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser June 17, 2021
Top US official on North Korea policy to visit Seoul June 19 to 23

Top US official on North Korea policy to visit Seoul June 19 to 23

In first trip to South Korea since U.S.-ROK summit in May, Sung Kim set to discuss denuclearization and alliance issues

Top US official on North Korea policy to visit Seoul June 19 to 23
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 17, 2021
North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 

North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 

On second day of party plenum, officials reportedly split into groups to find “scientific, realistic measures”

North Korean officials preparing strict economic plan for second half of 2021 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 16, 2021
Russian Embassy in Pyongyang to send large number of staff home soon: Sources

Russian Embassy in Pyongyang to send large number of staff home soon: Sources

Half to two-thirds of remaining staff will return to Moscow in summer due to strict COVID-19 rules in North Korea

Russian Embassy in Pyongyang to send large number of staff home soon: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 16, 2021
Sanctions important for denuclearizing DPRK, says US nominee for top Asia post

Sanctions important for denuclearizing DPRK, says US nominee for top Asia post

Daniel Kritenbrink poised to lead the State Department’s East Asian and Pacific affairs bureau

Sanctions important for denuclearizing DPRK, says US nominee for top Asia post
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off

Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off

Kim Jong Un concedes food situation outlook is 'tense', but says economic output has grown overall since last year

Kim Jong Un admits food security issues as party plenum event kicks off
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