December 01, 2023

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea

ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea

Defector leader says probes have caused confusion among escapees, who have long been able to send funds through brokers

ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park November 28, 2023
US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting

US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting

Two sides go back and forth about Pyongyang’s right to space program, as council remains divided on DPRK issues

US and North Korea debate DPRK satellite launch at Security Council meeting
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 28, 2023
North Korea reports on China’s arrest of two Michaels following new allegations

North Korea reports on China’s arrest of two Michaels following new allegations

Expert says rare state media mention of Canadians’ case appears tied to Spavor’s recent accusations against Kovrig

North Korea reports on China’s arrest of two Michaels following new allegations
Joe Smith
Joe Smith November 28, 2023
North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon

North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon

State media describes details of US and British aircraft carriers in images reportedly reviewed by Kim Jong Un

North Korea says new military satellite watching White House and Pentagon
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 28, 2023
North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border

North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border

Photos by ROK military and NK News show restoration of guard posts, days after DPRK scrapped military deal with South

North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 27, 2023
North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism

North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism

DPRK defends launch ahead of UN Security Council meeting, though expert says its justifications ignore international law

North Korea asserts right to launch satellite in defiance of US criticism
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 27, 2023
Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia

Mangyongbong-92 docks in Wonsan after rare trip to DPRK’s Rason sparked speculation it could operate on routes to Russia

Infamous North Korean ferry returns home after month of maintenance near Russia
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2023
North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment

North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment

Mission closure is 6th in last month, a trend expert says is likely due to fewer opportunities to earn funds for regime

North Korea closes embassy in Bangladesh, citing ‘operational’ realignment
Joe Smith
Joe Smith November 27, 2023
Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election

State media says North Korean leader lauds self-reliance while casting ballot in local elections in Hamhung

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 27, 2023
South Korea, UK issue advisory warning of North Korean cyberattacks

South Korea, UK issue advisory warning of North Korean cyberattacks

Joint advisory is London’s first with non-Five Eyes nation and follows deal to establish strategic cyber partnership

South Korea, UK issue advisory warning of North Korean cyberattacks
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy November 24, 2023