May 26, 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’s foreign ministry to dissolve headquarters for North Korea peace talks

Seoul’s foreign ministry to dissolve headquarters for North Korea peace talks

Experts say change reflects Seoul’s focus on deterrence over diplomacy but express concerns about one-sided approach

Seoul’s foreign ministry to dissolve headquarters for North Korea peace talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park March 8, 2024
ROK live-fire drills rehearse strikes on North Korean missiles, artillery

ROK live-fire drills rehearse strikes on North Korean missiles, artillery

Exercises on responding to cruise missile and artillery attacks come as DPRK holds training on attacking guard posts

ROK live-fire drills rehearse strikes on North Korean missiles, artillery
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 7, 2024
ROK air force conducts simulation on intercepting North Korean cruise missiles

ROK air force conducts simulation on intercepting North Korean cruise missiles

Training on sidelines of US-ROK joint drills comes as DPRK develops new nuclear cruise missiles to evade defenses

ROK air force conducts simulation on intercepting North Korean cruise missiles
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 6, 2024
North Korea says soldiers are too busy to respond to ‘provocative’ US-ROK drills

North Korea says soldiers are too busy to respond to ‘provocative’ US-ROK drills

DPRK statement refers to mobilization of army for construction to lower tensions and seem more responsible, experts say

North Korea says soldiers are too busy to respond to ‘provocative’ US-ROK drills
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park March 5, 2024
US, ROK kick off military drills on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean nuke threats

US, ROK kick off military drills on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean nuke threats

Joint aerial training with F-15K and F-16 jets headlines first day of Freedom Shield large-scale exercises

US, ROK kick off military drills on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean nuke threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 4, 2024
Large-scale US-ROK drills to start March 4 amid elevated North Korea tensions

Large-scale US-ROK drills to start March 4 amid elevated North Korea tensions

Freedom Shield will feature live-fire exercises on shooting down DPRK cruise missiles but not training near border

Large-scale US-ROK drills to start March 4 amid elevated North Korea tensions
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 28, 2024
Lee Nak-yon calls for Yoon administration to seek summit with North Korea

Lee Nak-yon calls for Yoon administration to seek summit with North Korea

Progressive politician suggests Moon Jae-in play role in engaging Pyongyang, stresses need to reduce military tensions

Lee Nak-yon calls for Yoon administration to seek summit with North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 27, 2024
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
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