Jacob Fromer is NK News‘s Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.
Reported exports come amid concerns of food insecurity in DPRK
India remains one of North Korea's main trading partners after China, despite concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear program
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Russia's reported refined petroleum shipments to DPRK are contrast to China's record low report for the same month
Report of 25,000-tonne shipment comes as UN warns of widespread food insecurity in DPRK, U.S. warns of potential famine
Treasury Department announcement is requirement of U.S. sanctions law passed late last year
DPRK leader has now been out of public eye for another 11 days, following three-week absence last month
Data could reveal "serious loophole" in the global sanctions regime, official previously told NK Pro
Figures could represent what may be a significant and previously-unreported loophole in global sanctions regime
"Verbal message" comes as Beijing says it has COVID-19 under control, Pyongyang denies having any infections at all
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