Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a number of statements in June that suggested the country faces considerable difficulties amid an ongoing border lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For example, Kim said that his country’s food situation is “tense” because of failures in the agricultural sector and poor weather. He also said that there had been “grave consequences” as a result of top officials neglecting the country’s COVID-19 prevention measures.
The North Korean leader touched on the DPRK’s relations with the U.S., too, stating that it is “necessary