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
- 01With only a year left, Moon pitches American public on his hope for peace
- 02How renewed North Korean border trade will affect currency, food and fuel
- 03How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
- 04North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
- 05North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
- 06South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
- 07Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
- 08How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test