May 24, 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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North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River

North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River

North Korea released water from a dam near inter-Korean border without notifying South Korea: unification ministry

North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2020
WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’

WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’

WHO also confirms that the city of Kaesong has been under lockdown since July 19, when the "redefector" was found

WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2020
North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power

North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power

North Korea's Meari says that new missile guidelines and an increased military budget go against Seoul's "peace" goals

North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 3, 2020
South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection

Clips recorded by surveillance equipment show that a defector named Kim swam towards the North in the dark

South Korean military admits to several failures after high-profile redefection
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 31, 2020
North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official

Launch not revealed by South Korea at the time as it was deemed part of "regular" training

North Korea fired anti-ship cruise missile this month: ROK military official
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim July 30, 2020
Russian embassy evacuates 27 citizens from North Korea

Russian embassy evacuates 27 citizens from North Korea

A "continuous ban on movement" and "cancellation of international flights" challenged evacuation efforts, embassy said

Russian embassy evacuates 27 citizens from North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 29, 2020
UNICEF granted sanctions exemptions in order to send COVID-19 aid to North Korea
NK PRO

UNICEF granted sanctions exemptions in order to send COVID-19 aid to North Korea

UNICEF allowed to ship patient ventilators, oxygen concentrators, resuscitation kits and other items into DPRK

UNICEF granted sanctions exemptions in order to send COVID-19 aid to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 29, 2020
North Korea places new rules on diplomats following suspected COVID-19 case

North Korea places new rules on diplomats following suspected COVID-19 case

Regulations place firm new restrictions on foreign envoys' freedom of movement, public gatherings

North Korea places new rules on diplomats following suspected COVID-19 case
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 28, 2020
JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea

JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea

South Korean military officials admitted that security operations may have "overlooked" DPRK-bound redefections

JCS: Defector likely went past military barrier and swam towards North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 28, 2020
Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19

Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19

Authorities believe that a bag left near the drain likely belongs to a defector surnamed Kim

Seoul: Defector likely returned North through a drain, may not have COVID-19
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2020
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