May 18, 2022

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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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Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data
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Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data

Reported exports come amid concerns of food insecurity in DPRK

Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020
North Korean ambassador to India begins post in New Delhi

North Korean ambassador to India begins post in New Delhi

India remains one of North Korea's main trading partners after China, despite concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear program

North Korean ambassador to India begins post in New Delhi
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 21, 2020
Russia indicts North Korean fisherman for poaching incident last September: TASS

Russia indicts North Korean fisherman for poaching incident last September: TASS

Hundreds of DPRK nationals were detained last year for poaching in Russian waters

Russia indicts North Korean fisherman for poaching incident last September: TASS
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 19, 2020
Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea dip slightly in March: data
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Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea dip slightly in March: data

Russia's reported refined petroleum shipments to DPRK are contrast to China's record low report for the same month

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea dip slightly in March: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 18, 2020
Russia sends wheat aid shipment to North Korea, embassy in Pyongyang says

Russia sends wheat aid shipment to North Korea, embassy in Pyongyang says

Report of 25,000-tonne shipment comes as UN warns of widespread food insecurity in DPRK, U.S. warns of potential famine

Russia sends wheat aid shipment to North Korea, embassy in Pyongyang says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 14, 2020
Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. banks must enforce North Korea sanctions: Treasury

Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. banks must enforce North Korea sanctions: Treasury

Treasury Department announcement is requirement of U.S. sanctions law passed late last year

Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. banks must enforce North Korea sanctions: Treasury
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 13, 2020
“We assume” Kim Jong Un is alive and well, U.S. National Security Adviser says

“We assume” Kim Jong Un is alive and well, U.S. National Security Adviser says

DPRK leader has now been out of public eye for another 11 days, following three-week absence last month

“We assume” Kim Jong Un is alive and well, U.S. National Security Adviser says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 12, 2020
Millions of dollars’ worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea
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Millions of dollars’ worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea

Data could reveal "serious loophole" in the global sanctions regime, official previously told NK Pro

Millions of dollars’ worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 12, 2020
Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests
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Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests

Figures could represent what may be a significant and previously-unreported loophole in global sanctions regime

Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 11, 2020
Kim Jong Un congratulates Chinese leader Xi Jinping on COVID-19 “success”

Kim Jong Un congratulates Chinese leader Xi Jinping on COVID-19 “success”

"Verbal message" comes as Beijing says it has COVID-19 under control, Pyongyang denies having any infections at all

Kim Jong Un congratulates Chinese leader Xi Jinping on COVID-19 “success”
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 7, 2020
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