January 24, 2022

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JH Ahn

JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.

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Reconstruction underway at Pyongyang’s Ministry of People’s Security compound

Reconstruction underway at Pyongyang’s Ministry of People’s Security compound

Building, demolished in April, now being swiftly rebuilt, satellite imagery reveals

Reconstruction underway at Pyongyang’s Ministry of People’s Security compound
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 1, 2017
June 15 Committee granted permission to contact North Korea

June 15 Committee granted permission to contact North Korea

NGO must send letters or faxes, as counterparts are not permitted to receive email or phone calls

June 15 Committee granted permission to contact North Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 1, 2017
Defector reporter missing near China-North Korea border region

Defector reporter missing near China-North Korea border region

Disappeared Korean allegedly worked for Daily NK: source

Defector reporter missing near China-North Korea border region
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 30, 2017
KIC officials plan to visit shuttered complex within three weeks

KIC officials plan to visit shuttered complex within three weeks

Kaesong Industrial Complex directorate hopes to send two individuals per company

KIC officials plan to visit shuttered complex within three weeks
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 29, 2017
Talks with Trump only possible if U.S. stops trying to “disarm us”: North Korea

Talks with Trump only possible if U.S. stops trying to “disarm us”: North Korea

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit not possible until U.S. policy changes, says Rodong Sinmun

Talks with Trump only possible if U.S. stops trying to “disarm us”: North Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 25, 2017
S. Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND

S. Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND

MND says previously unidentified objects were balloons filled with pro-DPRK leaflets

S. Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 23, 2017
South Korean government says it will permit long-stalled inter-Korean meetings

South Korean government says it will permit long-stalled inter-Korean meetings

One NGO planning to meet North Koreans in less than a month

South Korean government says it will permit long-stalled inter-Korean meetings
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 22, 2017
No talks until North Korea stops nuclear, missile tests: Tillerson

No talks until North Korea stops nuclear, missile tests: Tillerson

Secretary of State says DPRK's existence will be "guaranteed" if tests stop

No talks until North Korea stops nuclear, missile tests: Tillerson
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 18, 2017
Trump will engage Pyongyang “under certain circumstances”, S. Korean envoy says

Trump will engage Pyongyang “under certain circumstances”, S. Korean envoy says

Meeting with Blue House envoy Hong Seok-hyun comes ahead of U.S.-ROK summit next month

Trump will engage Pyongyang “under certain circumstances”, S. Korean envoy says
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 17, 2017
Pyongyang completes new athletic island park in city center

Pyongyang completes new athletic island park in city center

Derelict for years, Mother's Island has now been turned into a sports hub

Pyongyang completes new athletic island park in city center
JH Ahn
JH Ahn May 16, 2017
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