September 24, 2021

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Seungmock Oh

Seungmock Oh was an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.

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Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data

Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data

International destinations limited to Russia and China

Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Seungmock Oh February 2, 2018
Reported North Korean ship deficiencies doubled in January: Tokyo MOU

Reported North Korean ship deficiencies doubled in January: Tokyo MOU

Number of vessels inspected at overseas ports fell, however, as DPRK sends fewer abroad

Reported North Korean ship deficiencies doubled in January: Tokyo MOU
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh February 1, 2018
Victor Cha dropped as U.S. pick for ambassador to South Korea

Victor Cha dropped as U.S. pick for ambassador to South Korea

Former Bush admin official dropped due to opposition to "bloody nose" strategy: Washington Post

Victor Cha dropped as U.S. pick for ambassador to South Korea
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham | Seungmock Oh January 30, 2018
“No more time for excuses” on North Korea coal trade, State Dept warns Moscow

“No more time for excuses” on North Korea coal trade, State Dept warns Moscow

Comments by Heather Nauert follow allegations that DPRK using Russian ports for illicit activity

“No more time for excuses” on North Korea coal trade, State Dept warns Moscow
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 29, 2018
North Korean athletes won’t receive Galaxy Note 8 for Olympic participation

North Korean athletes won’t receive Galaxy Note 8 for Olympic participation

Smartphone, which is being given to all PyeongChang participants, could breach UNSC sanctions

North Korean athletes won’t receive Galaxy Note 8 for Olympic participation
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 29, 2018
Chinese commodity imports from North Korea halved in December: Beijing

Chinese commodity imports from North Korea halved in December: Beijing

Following sudden increase in November, imports fell to USD$54.68 million in final month of the year

Chinese commodity imports from North Korea halved in December: Beijing
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 26, 2018
North Korea warns U.S. military could “disrupt” ongoing inter-Korean talks

North Korea warns U.S. military could “disrupt” ongoing inter-Korean talks

Foreign ministry says ICBM test plans, assets deployment part of "cunning strategy" to provoke DPRK

North Korea warns U.S. military could “disrupt” ongoing inter-Korean talks
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 24, 2018
North Korea proposes Feb 8 and 11 concert dates in South Korea: MOU

North Korea proposes Feb 8 and 11 concert dates in South Korea: MOU

First concert date matches day of likely Pyongyang military parade

North Korea proposes Feb 8 and 11 concert dates in South Korea: MOU
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 23, 2018
Over a year on, still no U.S. ambassador to South Korea

Over a year on, still no U.S. ambassador to South Korea

With Mark Lippert's departure last January and the post remaining vacant, has diplomacy suffered?

Over a year on, still no U.S. ambassador to South Korea
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 23, 2018
N. Korea installs new gate, further security precautions along road to Panmunjom

N. Korea installs new gate, further security precautions along road to Panmunjom

Increased security follows November's high-profile defection of a KPA soldier

N. Korea installs new gate, further security precautions along road to Panmunjom
Seungmock Oh
Seungmock Oh January 22, 2018
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