October 16, 2021

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Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Severe rains hit North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex: state media

Severe rains hit North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex: state media

Flooding could damage or disrupt activity at the nuclear reactor, which has reportedly ramped up activity this year

Severe rains hit North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear complex: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2021
Family of abductee calls for Japan-DPRK summit to resolve kidnapping issue

Family of abductee calls for Japan-DPRK summit to resolve kidnapping issue

New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says he’s willing to meet Kim Jong Un for talks on kidnapping of Japanese nationals

Family of abductee calls for Japan-DPRK summit to resolve kidnapping issue
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi October 5, 2021
Venezuelan ambassador to North Korea dies from COVID-19: reports

Venezuelan ambassador to North Korea dies from COVID-19: reports

William Izarra was appointed to the role in May 2021 but had not yet traveled to North Korea

Venezuelan ambassador to North Korea dies from COVID-19: reports
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 5, 2021
UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea

Front companies, individuals and ships tied to DPRK ship-to-ship transfers have links to Winson Group, PoE says

UN report paints web of connections between oil giant Winson and North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 5, 2021
North Korea tests 667 more people for COVID, reports no positive cases

North Korea tests 667 more people for COVID, reports no positive cases

The DPRK has now tested 40,700 people in total, as Kim Jong Un demands 'flawlessness' in anti-epidemic measures

North Korea tests 667 more people for COVID, reports no positive cases
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts October 4, 2021
North Korea answers inter-Korean hotline for first time in nearly 2 months

North Korea answers inter-Korean hotline for first time in nearly 2 months

Unification ministry says two Koreas spoke Monday morning following Kim Jong Un speech at 14th Supreme People’s Assembly

North Korea answers inter-Korean hotline for first time in nearly 2 months
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 3, 2021
North Korea denounces UN Security Council for criticizing missile launch

North Korea denounces UN Security Council for criticizing missile launch

Foreign ministry official accuses council of double standards, claiming new hypersonic missile is for self-defense

North Korea denounces UN Security Council for criticizing missile launch
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 3, 2021
North Korean central court asks China, Russia to help counter US ‘hostility’

North Korean central court asks China, Russia to help counter US ‘hostility’

At virtual international conference, Pyongyang court says economic development depends on regional cooperation

North Korean central court asks China, Russia to help counter US ‘hostility’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 1, 2021
‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon

‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon

South Korean president applauds ROK military advancements as he repeats calls for end-of-war declaration with DPRK

‘Trust and pride’ in the military behind proposal to end Korean War, says Moon
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 1, 2021
China slams AUKUS deal as evidence of US nuclear hypocrisy

China slams AUKUS deal as evidence of US nuclear hypocrisy

Beijing spokesperson asks why Australia can possess nuclear fuel and tech when the US opposes DPRK from doing the same

China slams AUKUS deal as evidence of US nuclear hypocrisy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 1, 2021
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