Germany banned the DPRK to hand over part of the Embassy building in Berlin under the hostel
BERLIN, may 10. /Offset. TASS Anton Dolgunov, Mikhail Shcherbakov/. The German government has decided to ban the Embassy of North Korea to take part belonging to the Embassy building rent for hostel (budget hotel — approx. TASS). This was stated at a briefing in Berlin the official representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer.
“This decision was not taken by the Ministry of foreign Affairs, and the government as a whole,” he said.
He explained that this step was adopted pursuant to an existing UN security Council resolution of 30 November 2016, which prohibits Pyongyang “to use the real property <…> for any purposes other than diplomatic or consular activities.”
This building is in the heart of Berlin leased the North Korean side in 2004.
According to local media, the budget of the DPRK supplemented by on €38 thousand per month.
As it became known earlier, the German government plans to extend sanctions against North Korea. Under the new restrictions become subject to the activities of North Korean diplomatic mission in Berlin, in particular, the conference centre and hostel.