September 27, 2023


Jacob Fromer

Jacob Fromer

Jacob Fromer is NK News's Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.

Expert Surveys

U.S.-China relations are in dire straits. What does that mean for North Korea?

Experts weigh in on what a "Cold War 2.0" could mean for sanctions and diplomacy going forward

Jacob FromerJacob FromerJune 7, 2020

North Korean foreign minister endorses China’s Hong Kong policy

DPRK foreign minister Ri Son Gwon meets with Chinese ambassador to Pyongyang Li Jinjun

Jacob FromerJacob FromerJune 5, 2020

North Korea says it will close inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong

Announcement blames Seoul for not stopping defector groups from sending "dirty trash" leaflets into North

Jacob FromerJacob Fromer | Jeongmin KimJune 5, 2020

UN grants sanctions exemption to UNICEF for aid work in North Korea

UNICEF will have 12-month window to bring in materials for maternal care, water supply, and vaccines

Jacob FromerJacob FromerJune 4, 2020

Stop activists sending leaflets into North Korea, Kim Yo Jong warns South

Pyongyang could withdraw from inter-Korean military accord should "anti-DPRK" activity not stop, leader's sister says

Jacob FromerJacob Fromer | Oliver HothamJune 3, 2020

German, Russian UN missions clash over cause of North Korea humanitarian crisis

Germany criticizes DPRK "hypocrisy" in blocking aid during COVID-19; Russia says sanctions are "collective punishment"

Jacob FromerJacob FromerMay 29, 2020

U.S. indicts 28 North Koreans for role in $2.5 billion money laundering plot

DPRK established network of covert bank branches around world to funnel money back home, Department of Justice says

Jacob FromerJacob FromerMay 28, 2020

Russia issues three more indictments against North Korean fishermen

DPRK nationals are accused of attacking border patrol agent while illegally fishing in Russian waters last September

Jacob FromerJacob FromerMay 27, 2020

China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data

For second consecutive month, China reports sending no fruit, vegetables, corn, rice, or meat to DPRK

Jacob FromerJacob FromerMay 26, 2020

Kim Jong Un convenes army top brass, orders increased “nuclear war deterrence”

Meeting is DPRK leader's second public event in more than six weeks, following two unexplained absences from public eye

Jacob FromerJacob FromerMay 23, 2020
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