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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North Korean ambassador to Moscow, senior Russian diplomat hold talks

North Korean ambassador to Moscow, senior Russian diplomat hold talks

Third DPRK-Russia talks this week may mark return to normal diplomatic activity amid COVID-19 pandemic

North Korean ambassador to Moscow, senior Russian diplomat hold talks
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 6, 2020
North Korea may give up some “essential” nuclear weapons: intelligence nominee

North Korea may give up some “essential” nuclear weapons: intelligence nominee

DPRK nuclear threat "cannot be overstated," Director of National Intelligence nominee John L. Ratcliffe says

North Korea may give up some “essential” nuclear weapons: intelligence nominee
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 5, 2020
South Korean NGO granted UN sanctions exemption for aid work in North Korea
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South Korean NGO granted UN sanctions exemption for aid work in North Korea

Greentree International set to send 80 types of items required for work with disabled in DPRK

South Korean NGO granted UN sanctions exemption for aid work in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 5, 2020
Kim Jong Un appears “alive and well” following three-week absence, Pompeo says

Kim Jong Un appears “alive and well” following three-week absence, Pompeo says

Secretary of State declines to comment on North Korean leader's health or recent whereabouts, however

Kim Jong Un appears “alive and well” following three-week absence, Pompeo says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer May 3, 2020
U.S. hasn’t seen Kim Jong Un for more than two weeks, Pompeo says

U.S. hasn’t seen Kim Jong Un for more than two weeks, Pompeo says

Speculation continues about DPRK leader's health as his long absence from the public eye continues

U.S. hasn’t seen Kim Jong Un for more than two weeks, Pompeo says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 30, 2020
U.S. “closely” watching North Korea for famine, COVID-19: Pompeo

U.S. “closely” watching North Korea for famine, COVID-19: Pompeo

Secretary of State's comments come amid DPRK claims of no coronavirus cases, UN warnings of food insecurity in the North

U.S. “closely” watching North Korea for famine, COVID-19: Pompeo
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 29, 2020
China reports minuscule levels of food exports to North Korea in March
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China reports minuscule levels of food exports to North Korea in March

New customs data follows reports of panic buying in Pyongyang supermarkets

China reports minuscule levels of food exports to North Korea in March
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 29, 2020
KP or KR? Typos land countries in hot water for breaching North Korea sanctions

KP or KR? Typos land countries in hot water for breaching North Korea sanctions

Some countries suspected of violating DPRK trade sanctions may simply have listed wrong Korea in their customs data

KP or KR? Typos land countries in hot water for breaching North Korea sanctions
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 28, 2020
In a hard news vacuum, the Kim Jong Un health rumor mill goes into overdrive

In a hard news vacuum, the Kim Jong Un health rumor mill goes into overdrive

Dead, alive, abducted by aliens - speculation on the North Korean leader has been running rampant across the internet

In a hard news vacuum, the Kim Jong Un health rumor mill goes into overdrive
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer | Min Chao Choy April 28, 2020
Trump says he has a “good idea” about Kim Jong Un’s health, but can’t say more

Trump says he has a “good idea” about Kim Jong Un’s health, but can’t say more

U.S. President says he wishes DPRK leader well as health rumors mount

Trump says he has a “good idea” about Kim Jong Un’s health, but can’t say more
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 27, 2020
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