2018 in North Korea

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See also:Other events of 2018
Years in North Korea
Timeline of Korean history
2018 in South Korea



  • 3 January: The Seoul–Pyongyang hotline is restored to use after almost two years in preparation for high-level talks concerning North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics.[3]
  • 9 January: North and South Korea agree in the high-level talks for more than two years that North Korean athletes will enter the Winter Olympics.[4][5]


The Pyongyang military parade.
North and South Korea marched together under the Korean Unification Flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
  • 8 February: A military parade of 13,000 soldiers is held in Pyongyang. The February 8 date is unusual for parades which are usually held on the Day of the Sun (15 April) or the Military Foundation Day (25 April).([7]


Chung Eui-yong of the South Korean delegation shakes hands with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang.




Kim Jong-un (left) and Donald Trump (right) shaking hands




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  1. ^ a b Heekyong Yang; Smith, Josh (1 January 2018). "North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened". Reuters. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ Axon, Rachel (10 December 2017). "IOC encourages North Koreans to compete in Pyeongchang, but it's unclear if they will". USA Today. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ Kim, Hyung-Jin (3 January 2018). "North Korea reopens cross-border communication channel with South Korea". Chicago Tribune. AP. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Sang-Hun, Choe (8 January 2018). "North Korea to Send Athletes to Olympics in South Korea Breakthrough". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer". BBC News. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ "N. Korea to send 22 athletes in three sports to PyeongChang Winter Olympics: IOC". Yonhap. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  7. ^ Berlinger, Joshua (7 February 2018). "North Korea sends clear message with missile parade on eve of Olympics". CNN. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  8. ^ Talmadge, Eric (9 February 2018). "At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un's sister takes VIP seat". ABC News. AP. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  9. ^ "North Korea confirms dismissal of top military general". Channel NewsAsia. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ Landler, Mark (8 March 2018). "North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  11. ^ "North Korea's Kim Jong Un visited China for secret summit". NBC News. NBC News. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Behind-the-scenes stories of 2018 inter-Korea summit unveiled". The Straits Times. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  13. ^ "North Korea reportedly hands Trump another big win by releasing US prisoners". Business Insider. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  14. ^ Delk, Josh (12 May 2018). "North Korea will open air space, invite media to cover dismantlement of nuclear test site". The Hill. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  15. ^ Samuels, Brett (15 May 2018). "North Korea warns US it could pull out of planned summit with Trump". The Hill. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  16. ^ "North Korea nuclear test tunnels at Punggye-ri 'destroyed'". BBC News. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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