Timeline: From lethal shooting of South Korean official to Kim Jong Un’s apology
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Sept. 1 - Sept. 30
Sept. 2020 came and went, leaving many loose ends behind.
A South Korean government worker was allegedly shot and killed in the North Korean waters after going missing during a patrol trip — and Seoul and Pyongyang are still telling a different story on how it all happened.
Kim Jong Un, in surprisingly rare remarks, conveyed a personal apology for the “tragic” incident after the South Korean government issued a strongly-worded condemnation. While President Moon Jae-in took Kim’s apology as “sincere,” the North has yet to respond to his call for a joint investigation.[p
- 01North Korea made a big political change by demoting its state security minister
- 02China put itself in the spotlight with its flurry of new Korean War propaganda
- 03How the UN Panel of Experts on the DPRK compares to other investigative panels
- 04Kim Jong Un’s teary-eyed speech shows North Korea is in a dire situation
- 05North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections
- 06No mandate: Will the UN Panel of Experts disappear in the future?
- 07How Chinese netizens and state media reacted to North Korea’s giant new ICBM
- 08What the World Food Programme doesn’t know about North Korean agriculture
- 09What North Korea’s October military parade means for US policymakers
- 10North Korea’s sophisticated cyberattacks signal desperation — not aspiration