October 01, 2020

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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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After skipping Senate, Trump's North Korea envoy updates "friends" at think tank

Deputy special representative for DPRK Alex Wong's appearance at Hudson Institute follows "snub" of Senate hearing

Jacob Fromer February 26, 2020

Bipartisan Senators chastise State Department for ducking North Korea oversight

Senator expresses "sincere disappointment" at Trump administration's decision to skip hearing

Jacob Fromer February 25, 2020

Coronavirus may affect upcoming U.S.-ROK military exercises, defense chiefs say

"The situation is quite serious," South Korean defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo tells press at the Pentagon

Jacob Fromer February 25, 2020

State Department accused of "stonewalling" Congress on North Korea issue

Senior administration official will speak at Washington think tank, instead of testifying before Senate as planned

Jacob Fromer February 23, 2020

Trump appoints new acting U.S. intelligence head, forces out DOD policy chief

Personnel reshuffle comes as North Korea seems to lower as a priority for the administration

Jacob Fromer February 19, 2020

China exported $50 million in medical supplies to North Korea in 2019: data

As Beijing pushed for an end to sanctions, it was also sending millions of medical supplies to DPRK

Jacob Fromer February 19, 2020

North Korea imported $75 million in tobacco products from China last year: data

Cigarette imports continue despite pledges from DPRK leadership to crack down on foreign tobacco products

Jacob Fromer February 18, 2020

North Korea imported a dozen purebred horses from Russia last year, data shows

Horses worth $75,509.76 were shipped to DPRK same month as Kim Jong Un's visit to Mount Paektu

Jacob Fromer February 16, 2020

U.S. charges Huawei with new crimes, citing "fraudulent" North Korea ties

China's flagship telecom company misled Congress about its work in North Korea, Justice Department says

Jacob Fromer February 13, 2020

North Korea spent $30 million on alcohol from China last year, data reveals

Whisky and beer most popular foreign drinks in 2019, figures from China's General Administration of Customs show

Jacob Fromer February 13, 2020
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