June 03, 2020

Foreign Relations

Information related to the North Korea’s foreign relations

NK PRO

At North Korean military meeting, nuclear and personnel issues take precedence

The 4th Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh CMC prioritized national defense, while also seeing some important promotions

Martin Weiser May 25, 2020
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North Korea's military meets: a renewed focus on nuclear command and control

Saturday's CMC meeting underlined that self-reliant national defense remains a part of Kim Jong Un’s plans for 2020

Ankit Panda May 25, 2020

North Korea must give up nukes if it wants a "great economy," U.S. official says

Washington will "keep talking" to Pyongyang, Robert O'Brien tells Face the Nation

Jeongmin Kim May 25, 2020
NK PRO

Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data

Reported exports come amid concerns of food insecurity in DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020
NK PRO

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea

Plans don't always go to plan, and flexibility is needed to deal with a variety of potential scenarios in the DPRK

Mintaro Oba May 22, 2020

North Korean ambassador to India begins post in New Delhi

India remains one of North Korea's main trading partners after China, despite concerns over Pyongyang's nuclear program

Jacob Fromer May 21, 2020

Why it's time for China to take greater responsibility for North Korea's future

Much stronger influence from Beijing could reduce the threat from Pyongyang and potentially improve human rights

Fyodor Tertitskiy May 21, 2020

No reason to doubt North Korea's claims to be coronavirus-free, ambassador says

Russian ambassador to DPRK says he is "inclined to trust" Pyongyang's statistics

Oliver Hotham May 20, 2020

Taiwan in compliance with North Korea sanctions, top official tells U.S.

Taiwanese nationals and business entities are frequently named in violation of sanctions against the DPRK

Min Chao Choy May 20, 2020

Russia indicts North Korean fisherman for poaching incident last September: TASS

Hundreds of DPRK nationals were detained last year for poaching in Russian waters

Jacob Fromer May 19, 2020