October 04, 2023

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Bryan Betts

Bryan Betts is the Managing Editor of NK News. He has covered the Koreas for Yonhap News Agency, The Diplomat and Korea Exposé and previously worked as a newspaper reporter in South Carolina and New Mexico.

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US requests UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea human rights

US requests UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea human rights

Washington says briefing next week would be first since 2017 and is ‘long overdue’

US requests UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea human rights
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts August 11, 2023
North Korea invites Chinese delegation, first foreign visit since pandemic began

North Korea invites Chinese delegation, first foreign visit since pandemic began

State media announces visit for Korean War anniversary in significant development for DPRK’s COVID border controls

North Korea invites Chinese delegation, first foreign visit since pandemic began
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 24, 2023
Seoul asks North Korea to give notice before releasing water from border dam

Seoul asks North Korea to give notice before releasing water from border dam

Request comes as DPRK authorities warn of heavy rain in border areas following start of monsoon season

Seoul asks North Korea to give notice before releasing water from border dam
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts June 30, 2023
North Korea fires first missiles in months in response to US-ROK drills

North Korea fires first missiles in months in response to US-ROK drills

DPRK issues ‘strong warning’ against ‘hostile’ exercises as it launches two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea

North Korea fires first missiles in months in response to US-ROK drills
Russia ‘in process’ of buying North Korean ammunition for Ukraine war, US says

Russia ‘in process’ of buying North Korean ammunition for Ukraine war, US says

US officials confirm media reports but give no indication DPRK has already shipped artillery shells and rockets

Russia ‘in process’ of buying North Korean ammunition for Ukraine war, US says
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts September 7, 2022
Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Search seeks records that shine light on Moon administration’s decision-making process in controversial 2019 case

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts | Sojin Jung August 19, 2022
Gavi ‘understands’ North Korea administering COVID-19 vaccines from China

Gavi ‘understands’ North Korea administering COVID-19 vaccines from China

Global vaccine alliance tells NK News that Beijing provided doses, without stating number or type of vaccines

Gavi ‘understands’ North Korea administering COVID-19 vaccines from China
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts June 4, 2022
North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia

North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia

Number of people screened increases slightly as testing of workers handling imported cargo continues

North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts April 11, 2022
UN Panel of Experts details North Korea sanctions violations in latest report

UN Panel of Experts details North Korea sanctions violations in latest report

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of key findings on weapons development, illegal shipping, cyberattacks and more

UN Panel of Experts details North Korea sanctions violations in latest report
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts April 4, 2022
North Korean COVID-19 testing plummets from record highs

North Korean COVID-19 testing plummets from record highs

DPRK collects less than quarter of samples reported in early March, as Gavi continues ‘dialogue’ with North on vaccines

North Korean COVID-19 testing plummets from record highs
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts March 28, 2022
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