October 16, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

Remarks come after report that UN expert will call for easing sanctions to improve DPRK human rights situation

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’

In major speech, Fumio Kishida also pledged to work toward a nuclear-free world and a resolution to the abduction issue

Japanese leader says North Korean nuclear development ‘absolutely unacceptable’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 8, 2021
South Korean support for reunification drops to record low, poll finds

South Korean support for reunification drops to record low, poll finds

Expert says disappointment in results of Seoul’s diplomatic efforts toward North Korea appears to be driving decrease

South Korean support for reunification drops to record low, poll finds
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 8, 2021
New Japanese government reaffirms commitment to North Korean denuclearization

New Japanese government reaffirms commitment to North Korean denuclearization

Top diplomats from US and Japan discuss shared concerns about North Korean nuclear and missile programs

New Japanese government reaffirms commitment to North Korean denuclearization
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 7, 2021
Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Medical goods to treat tuberculosis and malnutrition are one of first confirmed aid shipments to DPRK in many months

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 7, 2021
Seoul approves three new requests to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea

Seoul approves three new requests to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea

The approval follows recent restoration of inter-Korean hotlines, though it’s unclear when delivery will take place

Seoul approves three new requests to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 7, 2021
Widespread rebuilding efforts underway in North Korea after floods: Imagery

Widespread rebuilding efforts underway in North Korea after floods: Imagery

State media largely focusing on one small town, but former rocket launch base also sees new home construction

Widespread rebuilding efforts underway in North Korea after floods: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 7, 2021
North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration

North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration

DPRK likely seeks concessions on arms buildup and drills with US, while Seoul emphasizes need for talks on such issues

North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 6, 2021
North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report

North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report

US think tank says DPRK may reap a smaller harvest amid lingering flood damage and self-described ‘food crisis’

North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 6, 2021
North Korean representative slams UN for silence over AUKUS deal

North Korean representative slams UN for silence over AUKUS deal

Remarks come in response to criticism of DPRK weapons programs, as Seoul reaffirms support for trilateral security pact

North Korean representative slams UN for silence over AUKUS deal
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 5, 2021