May 29, 2024

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Expert dismisses Kim’s claim that advances in weapons production are just for national defense as ‘ridiculous excuse’

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 17, 2024
US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade

US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade

New measures add to Washington’s efforts to counter growing DPRK-Russia military cooperation and sanctions evasion

US sanctions five Russian nationals and firms over North Korea arms trade
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
Dutch court sentences developer of crypto mixer used for North Korean laundering

Dutch court sentences developer of crypto mixer used for North Korean laundering

Ruling finds Tornado Cash founder responsible for how software is used, drawing criticism from open-source advocates

Dutch court sentences developer of crypto mixer used for North Korean laundering
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 16, 2024
North Korea accuses Seoul of attempting to conspire with China against it

North Korea accuses Seoul of attempting to conspire with China against it

Pyongyang slams South Korea over foreign ministers’ meeting, while referring to ‘DPRK-ROK relationship’ for first time

North Korea accuses Seoul of attempting to conspire with China against it
Alannah Hill
Alannah Hill | Joon Ha Park May 16, 2024
North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

Portraits visible during Kim Jong Un’s visit to new cadre school appear to underscore renewed emphasis on communism

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 16, 2024
UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

But South Korean aid agency says Seoul has rejected its requests, scuppering hopes of shipping machine parts to DPRK

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2024
Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital

Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital

Kim’s daughter joined to mark opening of Jonwi Street project which was built by North Korean youths in under 15 months

Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 15, 2024
Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations

Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations

New missile system is the latest progress in DPRK military production scheme set to conclude by year’s end

Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 15, 2024
US, ROK special forces tasked with North Korea infiltration to hold first talks

US, ROK special forces tasked with North Korea infiltration to hold first talks

Meeting this month could discuss joint decapitation drills against DPRK leadership, expert says

US, ROK special forces tasked with North Korea infiltration to hold first talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 14, 2024
Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
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Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade

Lady R’s first known visit to Rason in month follows reports DPRK is sending decades-old weapons for use against Ukraine

Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 14, 2024