October 16, 2021

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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North Korean elites from across the country get first close-up views of ICBMs

North Korean elites from across the country get first close-up views of ICBMs

The 'Self-Defense-2021' expo in Pyongyang may be an effort to justify arms buildup amid economic difficulties

North Korean elites from across the country get first close-up views of ICBMs
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 14, 2021
Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’

In defense expo speech, North Korean leader dismisses US as insincere and criticizes those who ‘incite’ tensions

Power for peace: Kim Jong Un frames missiles as deterrent against ‘war itself’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 13, 2021
Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’
North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment

North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment

World Health Organization said DPRK received personal protective equipment, masks and test reagents

North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 11, 2021
Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says

Medical goods to treat tuberculosis and malnutrition are one of first confirmed aid shipments to DPRK in many months

Humanitarian aid reaches North Korea amid strict border lockdown, UN says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 7, 2021
North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration

North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration

DPRK likely seeks concessions on arms buildup and drills with US, while Seoul emphasizes need for talks on such issues

North Korean state media keeps criticizing Seoul despite hotline restoration
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 6, 2021
Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’
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Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’

DPRK to dangle opportunities for peace while continuing weapons tests in effort to push Seoul in the direction it wants

Have your cake and eat it too: North Korea combines talks and ‘provocations’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 4, 2021
South Korea vows to prepare for ‘early October’ inter-Korean hotline talks

South Korea vows to prepare for ‘early October’ inter-Korean hotline talks

Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to restore hotlines in a landmark speech, while criticizing Seoul’s hostile policies

South Korea vows to prepare for ‘early October’ inter-Korean hotline talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 30, 2021
Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

DPRK leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong also promoted to member of top decision-making body in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 29, 2021
North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says

Test comes days after DPRK floated inter-Korean summit, as Japan says projectile was potential ballistic missile

North Korea launches ‘short-range’ missile toward East Sea, Seoul says
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim September 27, 2021
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