Output from the mines is believed to be sold through China, providing North Korea with much-needed foreign exchange. Consequently, Kim is expected to prioritise repairing facilities at the mines, while putting other tasks on the back-burner, said Martin Weiser, a South Korea-based researcher. … [Read more...] about Typhoons blow North Koreas economic plans further off course
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The North introduced a new "buffer zone, one or two kilometers up on the Chinese border," Abrams was quoted as saying by AFP during an online conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on Thursday. … [Read more...] about North Korea issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent coronavirus from entering the country: Report
The storm has inflicted further pain on an economy ravaged by decades of policy failures, U.S.-led sanctions over Mr. Kim’s nuclear weapons program, border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and unusually heavy summer flooding that likely worsened the country’s chronic food shortages. … [Read more...] about North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage
As a result, General Abrams did not expect to see any major provocations from Pyongyang in the near future, although he said it might show off a new weapons system at next month’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Kim Jong-un’s ruling party. … [Read more...] about N. Korea issues shoot-to-kill orders to prevent virus: U.S.
Chung in a statement Monday said "a considerable portion of [Bolton's memoirs] is distorted" based on "his own viewpoints." He also accused him of "unilaterally disclosing details of diplomatic consultations" which would greatly damage trust in future negotiations and violate the basic principle of diplomacy. … [Read more...] about Bolton Claims U.S.-N.Korea Summit Was Seoul’s Idea