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July 25, 2024

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Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
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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

Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
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NK Pro August 3, 2021
South Korea’s ruling party divided on whether to favor drills or diplomacy

South Korea’s ruling party divided on whether to favor drills or diplomacy

Upcoming U.S.-ROK exercises necessary for OPCON transfer, but risk upsetting diplomacy with North Korea

South Korea’s ruling party divided on whether to favor drills or diplomacy
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung August 2, 2021
Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea joint drills, casts doubt on leader summit

Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea joint drills, casts doubt on leader summit

North Korean leader's sister said hopes of utilizing newly-reconnected hotlines rest on canceling joint drills

Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea joint drills, casts doubt on leader summit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 1, 2021
Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Fireworks and speech by North Korean leader mark first-ever outdoor national conference of war veterans

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2021
Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

State media also implies top military official Pak Jong Chon retained Kim’s trust after recent demotion

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 26, 2021
Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2021