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
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- 02State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea
- 03New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula
- 04East Asia is changing. So should the way Washington, Seoul and Tokyo cooperate.
- 05Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
- 06North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers
- 07Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse
- 08Why biological weapons risks complicate provision of COVID aid to North Korea
- 09State media review: North Korea raises alarm about harmful drought
- 10Chinese ship makes first known voyage to DPRK, flaunting maritime conventions