The DPRK is banned from leaving the country, the staff of the Embassy of Malaysia
DPRK authorities have imposed a ban on leaving the country the staff of the Embassy of Malaysia. It is reported TASS with reference to the message widespread by the official North Korean news Agency KCNA.
It is clarified that the ban would apply to “arrive at a just decision in the case of the death of a citizen of the DPRK in Malaysia”.
As explained in Pyongyang, the North Korean foreign Ministry demands from the Malaysian authorities to ensure the safety of the employees of the Embassy of the DPRK in Kuala Lumpur.
In turn, the Malaysian police said that two North Koreans, who wanted to question in connection with the murder of a citizen of the DPRK in Malaysia, hiding in the Embassy of North Korea.
According to the chief of police how long they want to hide in the Embassy is a matter of time, reports Reuters. He noted that North Korean authorities do not cooperate with the investigation.
In response to Pyongyang’s decision, the government of Malaysia has also banned the DPRK citizens to leave the country. This decision takes effect immediately, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
On Saturday, 4 March, the Malaysian authorities declared that the DPRK Ambassador in Kuala Lumpur Kang Chul persona non grata and ordered him 48 hours to leave the country.
A citizen of North Korea with passport in the name of Kim Chul died on February 13 at the airport of Kuala Lumpur. On his skin had traces of the nerve agent VX, prohibited by the international chemical weapons Convention.
South Korea from the very beginning claimed that the victims were Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother, Kim Jong-UN, the same position occupied by the United States. Pyongyang does not recognize.