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North Korea's Elusive UN Envoys Hard to Track Down in Manhattan

  • ‘They are a secretive bunch,’ Japan’s ambassador says
  • A drab Manhattan office with a restroom down the hall
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They’ve warned of impending nuclear war and charged the U.S. with usurping the UN Security Council in order to persecute their country. But apart from their occasional public jeremiads, North Korea’s United Nations envoys are often as isolated as the regime they represent.

From the drab hallways of their official offices to the UN’s cocktail party circuit, Ambassador Ja Song Nam and Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong can be hard to track down for diplomats and journalists alike.