North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
Edward Howell
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Edward Howell

Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech offered no real surprises but one clear message from North Korea

  • Edward Howell writes that Kim has expressed his readiness to meet with the US president again, but has also issued a warning about continuing sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Tuesday, when he gave his New Year’s speech. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
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Edward Howell

Edward Howell

Edward is an ESRC Scholar in International Relations at the University of Oxford, specialising in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula.