May 07, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea

China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea

Zhang Jun said he hopes the US’ new policy review will emphasize diplomacy, not more pressure

China’s UN ambassador calls for ‘timely adjustment’ of sanctions on North Korea
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 4, 2021
North Korea casts doubt on COVID-19 vaccines and warns of long pandemic

North Korea casts doubt on COVID-19 vaccines and warns of long pandemic

State media warned of “catastrophic consequences” if the North Korean people stop following state safety measures

North Korea casts doubt on COVID-19 vaccines and warns of long pandemic
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung May 4, 2021
North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea

North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea

The decision comes after Pyongyang announced last month it won’t attend the Tokyo Olympics due to COVID concerns

North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2021
US secretary of state: It’s ‘up to North Korea’ whether or not talks resume

US secretary of state: It’s ‘up to North Korea’ whether or not talks resume

Pentagon, State Department seek diplomatic options with Pyongyang even as the DPRK continues to rebuff backdoor outreach

US secretary of state: It’s ‘up to North Korea’ whether or not talks resume
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2021
North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
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North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck

Aid containers meant for North Korea have been held for months at Dalian, once a busy logistics hub for NGOs

North Korean ship traffic is resurging, but humanitarian aid still seems stuck
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 3, 2021
No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic

No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic

State media shows fireworks and drones soaring over Youth League congress parade

No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung May 3, 2021
US says its North Korea policy review is ‘not aimed at hostility’

US says its North Korea policy review is ‘not aimed at hostility’

National security adviser emphasizes diplomacy and responds to North Korean threats of a “crisis beyond control”

US says its North Korea policy review is ‘not aimed at hostility’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 3, 2021
North Korea blasts Biden’s Congress speech, warns of ‘grave situation’ for US

North Korea blasts Biden’s Congress speech, warns of ‘grave situation’ for US

North Korea’s foreign ministry also called U.S. State Department criticism of DPRK human rights a “political trick”

North Korea blasts Biden’s Congress speech, warns of ‘grave situation’ for US
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 1, 2021
North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong slams recent leaflet launches as ‘serious provocation’

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong slams recent leaflet launches as ‘serious provocation’

Kim said North Korea blamed the South for its ‘silent approval’ and will consider ‘corresponding action’

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong slams recent leaflet launches as ‘serious provocation’
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 1, 2021
White House completes North Korea policy review, emphasizes ‘practical’ approach

White House completes North Korea policy review, emphasizes ‘practical’ approach

Biden administration confirms policy review process is complete, appears to reject Trump and Obama-era strategies

White House completes North Korea policy review, emphasizes ‘practical’ approach
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 30, 2021