March 04, 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 Korea’s threatening message to the US is a covert nudge for negotiations

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North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes

At Eighth Party Congress, Kim Jong Un also vows not to use nuclear weapons unless DPRK sovereignty is threatened

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Full list: Who’s sitting next to Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Party Congress?

Seating arrangements tell a greater story about North Korean political ranks and where key figures are headed

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