October 16, 2021

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Jacob Fromer

Jacob Fromer is NK News‘s Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.

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U.S.-China relations are in dire straits. What does that mean for North Korea?

U.S.-China relations are in dire straits. What does that mean for North Korea?

Experts weigh in on what a "Cold War 2.0" could mean for sanctions and diplomacy going forward

U.S.-China relations are in dire straits. What does that mean for North Korea?
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer June 7, 2020
North Korean foreign minister endorses China’s Hong Kong policy

North Korean foreign minister endorses China’s Hong Kong policy

DPRK foreign minister Ri Son Gwon meets with Chinese ambassador to Pyongyang Li Jinjun

North Korean foreign minister endorses China’s Hong Kong policy
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer June 5, 2020
North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong

North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong

Announcement blames Seoul for not stopping defector groups from sending "dirty trash" leaflets into North

North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer | Jeongmin Kim June 5, 2020
UN grants sanctions exemption to UNICEF for aid work in North Korea
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UN grants sanctions exemption to UNICEF for aid work in North Korea

UNICEF will have 12-month window to bring in materials for maternal care, water supply, and vaccines

UN grants sanctions exemption to UNICEF for aid work in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer June 4, 2020
Stop activists sending leaflets into North Korea, Kim Yo Jong warns South

Stop activists sending leaflets into North Korea, Kim Yo Jong warns South

Pyongyang could withdraw from inter-Korean military accord should "anti-DPRK" activity not stop, leader's sister says

Stop activists sending leaflets into North Korea, Kim Yo Jong warns South
German, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis

German, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis

Germany criticizes DPRK "hypocrisy" in blocking aid during COVID-19; Russia says sanctions are "collective punishment"

German, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 29, 2020
U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for role in $2.5 billion money laundering plot

U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for role in $2.5 billion money laundering plot

DPRK established network of covert bank branches around world to funnel money back home, Department of Justice says

U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for role in $2.5 billion money laundering plot
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 28, 2020
Russia issues three more indictments against North Korean fishermen

Russia issues three more indictments against North Korean fishermen

DPRK nationals are accused of attacking border patrol agent while illegally fishing in Russian waters last September

Russia issues three more indictments against North Korean fishermen
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 27, 2020
China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data
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China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data

For second consecutive month, China reports sending no fruit, vegetables, corn, rice, or meat to DPRK

China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 26, 2020
Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”

Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”

Meeting is DPRK leader's second public event in more than six weeks, following two unexplained absences from public eye

Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020
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