August 14, 2022

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis

South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis

Meeting of top defense officials follows North Korea’s test of a ‘reconnaissance satellite’ on Sunday

South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 28, 2022
South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’

South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’

KORAIL’s Na Hee-seung sees big economic benefits to reconnecting rail lines when diplomacy with North Korea resumes

South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 25, 2022
Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report
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Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report

Oil tanker acquired around the same time Pyongyang appeared to accelerate smuggling operations in May 2021

Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 24, 2022
South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea

South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea

Provincial official sent letter and spoke on phone about idea with DPRK ambassador to China at Winter Games

South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 23, 2022
US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken

US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken

US Secretary of State cites new unilateral sanctions after three-way meeting with ROK and Japanese counterparts

US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 14, 2022
Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says

Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says

Shipment released from disinfection amid concerns about DPRK’s worsening humanitarian situation during pandemic

Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 11, 2022
North Koreans continue to work abroad in violation of UN sanctions: Report

North Koreans continue to work abroad in violation of UN sanctions: Report

Expert says workers can find informal employment, as the DPRK’s COVID-19 controls leave its citizens stranded overseas

North Koreans continue to work abroad in violation of UN sanctions: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 10, 2022
Russia’s UN ambassador slams new US sanctions against North Korea

Russia’s UN ambassador slams new US sanctions against North Korea

Dmitry Polyanskiy says sanctions create ‘toxic atmosphere’ and discourage cooperation with Pyongyang

Russia’s UN ambassador slams new US sanctions against North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 8, 2022
UNSC members say ‘silence’ risks normalizing North Korean missile tests

UNSC members say ‘silence’ risks normalizing North Korean missile tests

Latest UN Security Council meeting produces no new sanctions as Washington pushes to increase pressure on Pyongyang

UNSC members say ‘silence’ risks normalizing North Korean missile tests
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 7, 2022
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