Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31
March 2021 saw the first publicly-known test-fire of short-range ballistic and cruise missiles since U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
North Korean state media only confirmed the March 25 missile tests, with DPRK military official Ri Pyong Chol — who guided that launch — later accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like logic” after Biden said it violated United Nations Security Council resolutions.
March was also full of diplomatic meetings and statements between top officials of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Russia and China, as well as the ‘Quad’ leaders — with the North Korea issue coming up several
- 01State media review: North Korea takes aim at use of foreign words
- 02Shades of gray: How North Korea could use missiles to challenge maritime border
- 03The tragedy of the commons: Natural resource dilemmas in North Korea
- 04Timeline: From North Korea’s mammoth ICBM launch to Kim Jong Un’s daughter
- 05State media review: North Korea boasts about close ties between Kim and Xi
- 06Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
- 07Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
- 08FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’