Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from July 1 to July 31
The two Koreas restored key communication hotlines at the end of July, over one year since Pyongyang severed contact in response to anti-Kim regime propaganda leaflet launches from the South in June 2020. This reportedly followed multiple letter exchanges between leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un beginning in April this year.
Seoul and Pyongyang may be discussing another summit and building another joint liaison office, according to a report citing unnamed South Korean government sources. But South Korea’s Presidential Blue House stated that this news was “not true” later that same day.
- 01State media review: North Korea dubs Yoon ‘diplomatic idiot’ over Russia remarks
- 02North Korea faces daunting challenge in modernizing its archaic naval fleet
- 03How North Korea and Russia could build their own crypto ‘shadow economy’
- 04North Korean launchpad busy despite Putin’s vow to help launch DPRK satellites
- 05Why China isn’t too worried about Kim Jong Un’s trip to cozy up to Russia
- 06State media review: Kim Jong Un ramps up personality cult with new mosaic mural
- 07Why interoperability remains a hurdle for trilateral cooperation on North Korea
- 08North Korea confirms long-time weapons official leading top missile bureau