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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

Enlarge this image North Koreans walk in downtown Pyongyang on April 18. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption toggle caption Wong Maye-E/AP In his latest tweet about North Korea, President Trump gave leader Kim Jong Un a new nickname — “Rocket Man” — and seems to indicate he thinks sanctions on the country are working: “Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” Trump wrote. But are they, really? And what, if anything, could that tell us about the North Korean economy right now? Here’s what we know: North Korea gets…

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