December 05, 2022

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.

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In Tehran meeting, Iranian President warns N. Korean FM about “unreliable” U.S.

In Tehran meeting, Iranian President warns N. Korean FM about “unreliable” U.S.

Two agree on "expansion of relations" as Ri condemns Washington's reimposition of sanctions

In Tehran meeting, Iranian President warns N. Korean FM about “unreliable” U.S.
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 8, 2018
September set to see surge in North Korea tourism, insiders say

September set to see surge in North Korea tourism, insiders say

Most Beijing-Pyongyang Air Koryo flights reportedly sold out for event-heavy month

September set to see surge in North Korea tourism, insiders say
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 7, 2018
U.S. still waiting for North Korea to “deliver” on denuclearization: Pompeo

U.S. still waiting for North Korea to “deliver” on denuclearization: Pompeo

Secretary of State seeks to downplay disagreements with Pyongyang, however, as diplomacy stalls

U.S. still waiting for North Korea to “deliver” on denuclearization: Pompeo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 6, 2018
As ASEAN forum begins, Pompeo says still “ways to go” on denuclearization

As ASEAN forum begins, Pompeo says still “ways to go” on denuclearization

No meeting yet scheduled with DPRK foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho

As ASEAN forum begins, Pompeo says still “ways to go” on denuclearization
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 3, 2018
Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for new letter, looks forward to meeting “soon”

Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for new letter, looks forward to meeting “soon”

President praises DPRK leader for role in POW/MIA remains return, hints at second summit

Trump thanks Kim Jong Un for new letter, looks forward to meeting “soon”
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 2, 2018
MIA/POW remains headed to the U.S. following ceremony at Osan Air Base

MIA/POW remains headed to the U.S. following ceremony at Osan Air Base

U.S. satisfied that remains are genuine, officials say

MIA/POW remains headed to the U.S. following ceremony at Osan Air Base
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 1, 2018
New tram cars appear on Pyongyang’s Liberation Street line

New tram cars appear on Pyongyang’s Liberation Street line

Upgrade follows trolley bus and metro upgrades in recent years

New tram cars appear on Pyongyang’s Liberation Street line
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 31, 2018
Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang underway: photos
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Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang underway: photos

Sources and imagery from the ground suggest project may host water sports facilities

Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang underway: photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 30, 2018
Japan cites continued N. Korean “threat” in new missile defense system details

Japan cites continued N. Korean “threat” in new missile defense system details

Defense minister Itsunori Onodera says situation "has not changed"

Japan cites continued N. Korean “threat” in new missile defense system details
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 30, 2018
Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang speeds up: photos

Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang speeds up: photos

Sources and imagery from the ground suggest building may host water sports facilities

Construction on new sail-shaped tower in central Pyongyang speeds up: photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 30, 2018