June 29, 2021

Kim Jong Un Sounds Alarm on Covid With Warning of ‘Great Crisis’

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: Bloomberg

Journalists Jon Herskovitz, Lee Jeong-ho

Kim Jong Un’s warning that North Korea faced a “great crisis” over a quarantine breach is raising more questions about what’s going wrong inside his secretive regime.

While the official Korean Central News Agency gave no further details on Wednesday, North Korea has recently been bracing its people for a tough road ahead. Earlier this month Kim told his ruling party the food situation was “growing tense,” and his own dramatic weight loss had citizens worried he looked “emaciated.”

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...