February 21, 2024

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.

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Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 21, 2024
ROK pro-unification group disbands in response to North Korea policy changes

ROK pro-unification group disbands in response to North Korea policy changes

Move comes after Kim Jong Un declared unification ‘impossible’ and called for dissolving counterpart organization

ROK pro-unification group disbands in response to North Korea policy changes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 21, 2024
Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 16, 2024
North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military

JCS says ‘several rounds’ of unidentified cruise missiles were detected at sea northeast of Wonsan City

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 14, 2024
ABC’s of North Korea news: Confusing acronyms and abbreviations you should know

ABC’s of North Korea news: Confusing acronyms and abbreviations you should know

NK News compiled list of military terms, policy group names and codewords often seen in press releases and headlines

ABC’s of North Korea news: Confusing acronyms and abbreviations you should know
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2024
Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

The president made remarks in pre-recorded interview during which he raised the possibility of engagement with DPRK

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 8, 2024
Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 7, 2024
North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says

North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says

Only small fraction of airfields have drone detection tech, Seoul confirms, but level of danger posed is less certain

North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park January 31, 2024
Yoon calls North Korea ‘irrational group’ for developing nuclear weapons

Yoon calls North Korea ‘irrational group’ for developing nuclear weapons

ROK president also slammed DPRK’s rejection of concept of shared Korean ethnicity during high-level defense meeting

Yoon calls North Korea ‘irrational group’ for developing nuclear weapons
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 31, 2024
South Korea to develop drones for surveilling North Korea near sea border

South Korea to develop drones for surveilling North Korea near sea border

Five-year project comes as tensions near Northern Limit Line increase after scrapping of inter-Korean military deal

South Korea to develop drones for surveilling North Korea near sea border
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park January 29, 2024
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