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# Kim Jong-un

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Kim Jong Un gifted drones on his departure from Russia
The six-day trip focused largely on military matters.
This month
September 2023
Putin accepts Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea
Kim told Putin yesterday he was sure Russia would win a “great victory” over its enemies while visiting Russia yesterday.
Kim Jong Un says Russia will win a 'great victory' over its enemies at summit with Putin
Kim will later oversee a display of the potential of Russia’s Pacific fleet in Vladivostok, Putin announced.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un en route to Russia in armoured train to meet Vladimir Putin
Experts suggest Putin is seeking artillery shells and antitank missiles from North Korea for Moscow’s war on Ukraine.
White House warns North Korea would 'pay a price' if it supplies Russia with weapons
The Kremlin has said it is unable to confirm whether Kim Jong Un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue.
Last month
August 2023
North Korea preparing long-range missile tests and spy satellite launch, says South Korea
The South’s spy agency says the tests are partly in response to major US-South Korean military drills.
Kim Jong Un orders sharp increase in missile production
Kim’s push to produce more weapons comes days before South Korea and the US begin annual military drills.
This year
Russian and Chinese officials join Kim Jong Un at a North Korean military parade
At least four new North Korean military drones were towed on trailers through Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square.
North Korea fires 'several cruise missiles' into sea amid silence over US soldier
Pyongyang has yet to respond to inquiries about Travis King, who broke away from a tour group visiting the Demilitarized Zone this week.
South Korea warns North that using its nukes would mean the 'end' of its regime
Korean relations are at one of their lowest points, as Pyongyang ramps up weapons testing and the South and US boost military cooperation.
North Korea says missile launched yesterday was new solid-fuel long-range ICBM
The missile landed in between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Kim Jong Un has vowed a 'practical and offensive’ expansion of North Korea's nuclear arsenal
He met with senior military officials to discuss war preparations in the face of US-South Korean military exercises.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un calls for ramping up production of 'weapon-grade nuclear material'
Kim Jong Un’s latest threat came as a US Navy carrier strike group arrived in South Korea.
North Korea claims to have tested ‘nuclear-capable underwater drone'
Analysts are sceptical the device presents a major new threat but the test underlines the North’s commitment to raising nuclear threats.
North Korea launches two missiles to sea, as US and South Korea hold military drills
South Korea’s military called the launches ‘a grave provocation’.
Trump to publish book of private letters from Oprah, Kim Jong-un, Princess Diana and more
Many of the letters being published in the book date back to before Trump’s presidency.
Kim Jong Un calls for 'exponential increase' of North Korea's nuclear arsenal
Kim Jong Un is reported to have said the country must ‘overwhelmingly beef up the military muscle’ in 2023.
Last year
North Korea says it has tested and deployed 'tactical nuke' cruise missiles
Officials in Seoul and Washington have been warning for months that Pyongyang is ready to conduct another nuclear test.
North Korea law allows for nuclear first strike, makes ownership of missiles 'irreversible'
‘The status of our country as a nuclear weapons state has become irreversible’, leader Kim Jong Un said.
Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.
Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.
North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.
North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.
North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.
Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability
The North Korean leader made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a military parade.
North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years
The reported flight details make it the most powerful missile North Korea has tested since 2017.
North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.
North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.
North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.
All time
North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’
Kim Jong Un called for improved living conditions in a speech on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.
Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.
'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears
The state is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.
Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.
North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient
Pyongyang claims testing has shown the person is “suspected to be infected”.
Kim Jong Un 'gets huge laugh' over Trump's perception of relationship, ex-aide John Bolton claims
Bolton spoke to ABC News for his first interview ahead of tomorrow’s release of his tell-all book.
North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea
North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.
North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.