August 19, 2022

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

In speech, North Korean leader thanks soldiers mobilized to manage medicines and says he felt ‘empty’ about lockdowns

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2022
‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea

‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea

DPRK leader’s sister rejects all future offers and says South Korea ‘scared’ of the missile tested Wednesday

‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 19, 2022
North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

Uptick aligns with DPRK’s self-reported decline in cases, though total trade still far below pre-pandemic peak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 18, 2022
North Korean hackers expand spear-phishing campaign to target Mac computers
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North Korean hackers expand spear-phishing campaign to target Mac computers

Modified malware enables DPRK to hit more victims and steal more cryptocurrency, experts say

North Korean hackers expand spear-phishing campaign to target Mac computers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 18, 2022
US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles

State Department says Washington will maintain measures against DPRK until it changes ‘underlying conduct’

US stresses sanctions after North Korea tests two cruise missiles
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 18, 2022
US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke

US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke

Allies agree on host of defense and security issues during working-level talks ahead of joint exercises next week

US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says

Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says

But ROK president adds that South Korea won’t try to change DPRK ‘by force,’ as he marks 100 days in office

Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul

North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul

First-known DPRK missile test in months comes as Yoon Suk-yeol marks 100 days in office and ahead of joint US-ROK drills

North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea

Nonprofit receives sanctions waiver to send aid to a Pyongyang rehabilitation center, but unclear when it might arrive

UN approves shipment of pediatric medical equipment to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 17, 2022
North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared
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North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared

Imagery shows movement at freight intake platforms after Kim Jong Un ordered ‘reexamination’ of COVID border policies

North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 16, 2022
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