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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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North Korea ranks third-to-last in new global health security index

North Korea ranks third-to-last in new global health security index

DPRK’s preparedness for a disease outbreak ranks among worst in the world, study says

North Korea ranks third-to-last in new global health security index
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 28, 2019
DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report

DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report

Despite public commitment by Trump and Kim, repatriations of Korean War veterans’ remains have stopped since July 2018

DOD has identified remains of 41 soldiers returned from DPRK last year: report
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 25, 2019
Kim Jong Un visits nearly-completed Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort: KCNA

Kim Jong Un visits nearly-completed Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort: KCNA

DPRK leader says new tourist site stands in "striking contrast" to Mt. Kumgang facilities

Kim Jong Un visits nearly-completed Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort: KCNA
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer | Oliver Hotham October 24, 2019
U.S., China will work in “spirit of engagement” on DPRK denuclearization: Pence

U.S., China will work in “spirit of engagement” on DPRK denuclearization: Pence

Vice President's remarks are latest signal between U.S. and North Korea amid stalled negotiations

U.S., China will work in “spirit of engagement” on DPRK denuclearization: Pence
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 24, 2019
North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns

North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns

In his first DC visit, Tomás Ojea Quintana talks sanctions, peace, and the role of human rights in a long-term deal

North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 24, 2019
North Korean foreign ministry official praises “special” Kim-Trump relationship

North Korean foreign ministry official praises “special” Kim-Trump relationship

In statement, Kim Kye Gwan blames "Washington political circles" for lack of progress in diplomacy

North Korean foreign ministry official praises “special” Kim-Trump relationship
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 23, 2019
UN Population Fund wins sanctions exemptions to bring two cars into North Korea

UN Population Fund wins sanctions exemptions to bring two cars into North Korea

Exemptions are second this month granted by the UN Security Council

UN Population Fund wins sanctions exemptions to bring two cars into North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 23, 2019
Kim Jong Un visits Mt. Kumgang, denounces former joint project with South: KCNA

Kim Jong Un visits Mt. Kumgang, denounces former joint project with South: KCNA

DPRK leader orders major renovation of former landmark inter-Korean project

Kim Jong Un visits Mt. Kumgang, denounces former joint project with South: KCNA
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 22, 2019
Wise Honest handed over to U.S. authorities in new judgment of forfeiture: DOJ

Wise Honest handed over to U.S. authorities in new judgment of forfeiture: DOJ

Treasury Department ordered by court to dispose of the sanctions-evading ship

Wise Honest handed over to U.S. authorities in new judgment of forfeiture: DOJ
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 21, 2019
Head of SPA arrives in Moscow for meeting with leader of Russian Senate

Head of SPA arrives in Moscow for meeting with leader of Russian Senate

High-level meeting comes six months after Kim Jong Un & Vladimir Putin met in Vladivostok and vowed to improve ties

Head of SPA arrives in Moscow for meeting with leader of Russian Senate
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 21, 2019