July 07, 2022

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

North Korea holding large meeting in Pyongyang as state media silent: Imagery
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North Korea holding large meeting in Pyongyang as state media silent: Imagery

Parking lot full at top venue in recent days amid major party meeting plans, though military meeting also possible

North Korea holding large meeting in Pyongyang as state media silent: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 6, 2022
US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission

US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission

Move signals to North Korea that allies’ combined exercises back to ‘normal levels,’ expert says

US deploys F-35 fighter jets to South Korea for training mission
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 6, 2022
ROK military chief says North Korean nuclear test unlikely during monsoon season

ROK military chief says North Korean nuclear test unlikely during monsoon season

DPRK state media has reported flooding in parts of the country, with typhoon forecast to bring more rain this week

ROK military chief says North Korean nuclear test unlikely during monsoon season
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 5, 2022
North Korea slams US landmine policy as proof of hostility and double standards

North Korea slams US landmine policy as proof of hostility and double standards

DPRK states it’s ‘urgent’ to remove mines, though expert says neither Korea has taken serious steps to do so

North Korea slams US landmine policy as proof of hostility and double standards
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 5, 2022
Foreign community in Pyongyang dwindles as more embassy staff exit

Foreign community in Pyongyang dwindles as more embassy staff exit

Workers and families from Russian and Mongolian embassies take train to Far East border in sign of lockdown easing

Foreign community in Pyongyang dwindles as more embassy staff exit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 5, 2022
Yoon to honor all past agreements with North Korea, unification minister says

Yoon to honor all past agreements with North Korea, unification minister says

Kwon Young-se blames DPRK’s nuclear program for lack of inter-Korean dialogue but says Seoul willing to talk

Yoon to honor all past agreements with North Korea, unification minister says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 4, 2022
Explosion near inter-Korean border kills South Korean national

Explosion near inter-Korean border kills South Korean national

Local media reports point to landmine explosion, as over 750,000 mines from Korean War remain at or near DMZ

Explosion near inter-Korean border kills South Korean national
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 4, 2022
North Korean ships linked to coal smuggling congregate at Chinese port
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North Korean ships linked to coal smuggling congregate at Chinese port

Expert says rising coal prices and lax sanctions enforcement appear to be driving uptick in DPRK exports

North Korean ships linked to coal smuggling congregate at Chinese port
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 1, 2022
North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

Firm joined joint China-DPRK event as it ended, exhibiting ‘high voltage distribution box’ used in industrial settings

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 1, 2022
North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

State media reports two people caught the virus in early April, the first time country has pinpointed origin of outbreak

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ