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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Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea grew 42% in February: data
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Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea grew 42% in February: data

UN data suggest refined petroleum shipments continued to DPRK in February despite border shutdown

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea grew 42% in February: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 25, 2020
Reports of Kim Jong Un’s surgery and poor health “incorrect,” Trump insists

Reports of Kim Jong Un’s surgery and poor health “incorrect,” Trump insists

President's comments come as uncertainty grows in Washington about status of North Korean leader's health

Reports of Kim Jong Un’s surgery and poor health “incorrect,” Trump insists
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 23, 2020
10.4 million North Koreans in “urgent” need of humanitarian assistance: UN

10.4 million North Koreans in “urgent” need of humanitarian assistance: UN

New UN report issues warning on lack of nutrition, healthcare, clean water in DPRK

10.4 million North Koreans in “urgent” need of humanitarian assistance: UN
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 22, 2020
“We don’t know” if Kim Jong Un health rumors are true, Trump says

“We don’t know” if Kim Jong Un health rumors are true, Trump says

Comments follow widespread reports suggesting North Korean leader had undergone heart operation

“We don’t know” if Kim Jong Un health rumors are true, Trump says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 21, 2020
After UN worker ban took effect, Russia granted 753 work visas to North Koreans
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After UN worker ban took effect, Russia granted 753 work visas to North Koreans

Data reveal flow of DPRK nationals into Russia despite UN sanctions, strict border controls during COVID-19 pandemic

After UN worker ban took effect, Russia granted 753 work visas to North Koreans
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 21, 2020
China’s reported oil exports to North Korea plunge in early 2020: data
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China’s reported oil exports to North Korea plunge in early 2020: data

Just 11.91 tons of refined petroleum reported in March; lowest ever recorded since UN oil sanctions took effect in 2017

China’s reported oil exports to North Korea plunge in early 2020: data
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 20, 2020
North Korea earned millions in illicit funds last year, UN experts say

North Korea earned millions in illicit funds last year, UN experts say

Latest report from UN's Panel of Experts finds Pyongyang continues to find ways to circumvent crushing sanctions

North Korea earned millions in illicit funds last year, UN experts say
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 17, 2020
North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.

North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.

Executive summary of upcoming State Department report highlights key source of U.S.-DPRK diplomatic stalemate

North Korea still violating nuclear, biological weapons treaties: State Dept.
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 15, 2020
North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists

North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists

With Kim Il Sung's birthday on Wednesday, U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs implies missile tests due to "celebration"

North Korea’s latest missile test not “provocative or threatening,” U.S. insists
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 14, 2020
State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea

State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea

Equipment would support South Korea's F-35 airplanes, State Department says

State Department approves potential $675 million arms sale to South Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer April 10, 2020
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