June 17, 2021


Jeongmin Kim

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


US spy chief lands in Seoul after visiting Tokyo: South Korean media

US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines reportedly met with South Korean, Japanese counterparts

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 12, 2021

Seoul ‘positively assesses’ reports about North Korea responding to US overture

Unification ministry also reiterated Moon Jae-in’s call for “strict” implementation of law banning leaflet launches

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 11, 2021

Moon promises ‘strict’ response to activities that hinder inter-Korean relations

The South Korean president continues to press for outreach to North Korea, calls for return to talks

Author Image Jeongmin Kim| Won-Gi Jung May 10, 2021

Washington shared its new North Korea policy review with Tokyo and Seoul

Top officials from G7 countries also urged Pyongyang to resume inter-Korean talks

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 6, 2021

Activist’s office raided after alleged anti-North Korea leaflet launch

Park Sang-hak claimed to have launched 500,000 leaflets last week in defiance of the new anti-leaflet law

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 6, 2021

US forces must ‘be ready’ for North Korean nuclear, chemical attacks: Official

China is at fault for a lax export control, contributing to North Korea’s weapons programs, said US officials

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 5, 2021
Cancellations and Postponements

North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea

The decision comes after Pyongyang announced last month it won’t attend the Tokyo Olympics due to COVID concerns

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2021

US secretary of state: It’s ‘up to North Korea’ whether or not talks resume

Pentagon, State Department seek diplomatic options with Pyongyang even as the DPRK continues to rebuff backdoor outreach

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2021

US says its North Korea policy review is ‘not aimed at hostility’

National security adviser emphasizes diplomacy and responds to North Korean threats of a “crisis beyond control”

Author Image Jeongmin Kim May 3, 2021

Why South Korea can’t stop — and won’t stop — its North Korea outreach

With record-low approval ratings, Moon is trying to convince his longtime fans — not his haters

Author Image Jeongmin Kim April 30, 2021
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