August 19, 2022

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean and DPRK-related foreign, defense and humanitarian affairs, and has covered the 2022 ROK Presidential election on the ground. Prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

 

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US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke

US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke

Allies agree on host of defense and security issues during working-level talks ahead of joint exercises next week

US, South Korea agree to deploy strategic assets if North Korea tests nuke
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says

Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says

But ROK president adds that South Korea won’t try to change DPRK ‘by force,’ as he marks 100 days in office

Seoul can’t provide security guarantees to North Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul

North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul

First-known DPRK missile test in months comes as Yoon Suk-yeol marks 100 days in office and ahead of joint US-ROK drills

North Korea fires two cruise missiles toward Yellow Sea: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 17, 2022
North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders

State media announces rollback of masking, social distancing rules after Kim Jong Un announces “victory” over virus

North Korea lifts COVID-19 restrictions across country — but not near borders
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 13, 2022
FULL TEXT: Kim Yo Jong’s obscenity-laced denunciation of South Korean ‘enemies’
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FULL TEXT: Kim Yo Jong’s obscenity-laced denunciation of South Korean ‘enemies’

NK Pro translates Kim’s speech in which she threatens to ‘exterminate’ ROK leaders and implies Kim Jong Un caught COVID

FULL TEXT: Kim Yo Jong’s obscenity-laced denunciation of South Korean ‘enemies’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 12, 2022
Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’

Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’

Presidential office says missile battery to defend against North Korean threats a matter of ‘security and sovereignty’

Refuting China, South Korea says THAAD interceptors not up for ‘negotiation’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 11, 2022
Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Experts say North Korea using crisis to push harder line toward South Korea, even as it celebrates ‘victory’ over virus

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 11, 2022
South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing

South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing

Two sides offer conflicting accounts of talks on interceptors and North Korean denuclearization after top diplomats meet

South Korea, China won’t let THAAD be ‘stumbling block’ in relationship: Beijing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2022
North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul

North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul

Allies to conduct first field training in 4 years from late August, including drills to ‘repel’ hypothetical DPRK attack

North Korea may conduct ‘provocation’ during US-ROK exercises this month: Seoul
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 10, 2022
Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning

Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning

Risk to South Korea low according to ministry, but opening Hwanggang Dam in past has led to flash floods and deaths

Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2022
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