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US orders Kuwait to kick out North Korea’s ambassador

Kuwait orders North Korea’s ambassador to leave the country within a month.

Is this the “exhausted diplomacy” that Nikki Haley has been going on about all last week?

According to Reuters, Kuwait has decreed that the ambassador from North Korea must depart the Kuwait within the month, following a request from Washington.

Kuwaiti officials have not responded to inquiries regarding the decision to expel the North Korean ambassador.

Following the sixth DPRK nuclear weapon detonation earlier this month, the UN Security Council imposed additional sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and members of his inner circle.

According to Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, citing a foreign ministry official, Kuwait ended direct flights between Kuwait City and Pyongyang in August and has canceled entrance visas and business licenses for North Korean citizens.

Via Reuters

Kuwait has ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave within a month as the Gulf country downgraded diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, a North Korean diplomat in the Gulf region said on Sunday.

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions after North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test this month, and the United States called on countries to sever diplomatic and financial ties with it.

The diplomat, who asked not to be named, told Reuters the ambassador, So Chang Sik, will leave following Kuwait’s decision to downgrade the North Korean diplomatic representation to charge d‘affaires level.

However, Chang Sik was planning to leave at the end of September because he has ended his term, the diplomat added.

Kuwaiti officials did not immediately respond when asked to comment.

Kuwait, where around 3,000 North Koreans live, has been hosting North Korea’s sole diplomatic mission in the Gulf region.

Kuwait’s announcement comes after U.S. President Trump met with the Gulf state’s ruler in Washington earlier this month.

Last month the Gulf country stopped direct flights to and from Pyongyang as well as halting entrance visas and commercial licenses, state news agency KUNA reported, citing an official at the foreign ministry.

The Kuwait foreign ministry said at the time it was committed to implementing Security Council resolutions on North Korea, adding that it had stopped loans to the Asian state, banned imports and cut the numbers of its diplomats in the country.

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JNDillard
JNDillard
September 18, 2017

What this means is more connectivity for N Korea with Tehran, which means coming integration into the One Belt One Road.

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
Reply to  JNDillard
September 18, 2017

The only law that still functions in the collapsing USA is the Law of Unintended Consequences.

JNDillard
JNDillard
Reply to  Franz Kafka
September 18, 2017

Another law that I can think of that still works pretty well is the Peter Principle.

Have a cigar!
Have a cigar!
Reply to  JNDillard
September 18, 2017

Yes, eventually the failure must come.

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  Franz Kafka
September 19, 2017

“The only law that still functions in the collapsing USA is the Law of Unintended Consequences.” Not correct, Franz. It should read: “The only law that still functions in the collapsing US is the Law of Unintended Consequences.” USA or American states and people, have nothing to do with this S**te. US is the cesspool which is causing all the mess in the world. The Territorial United States is governed by the British Government and the Municipal United States is ruled by the Holy See. Thus, the US, bankrupt, is a separate and foreign entity from the American states and… Read more »

Shahna
September 18, 2017

Of course they listen to America! If they don’t they’ll look like Qatar – or even worse – Yemen.

Have a cigar!
Have a cigar!
Reply to  Shahna
September 18, 2017

No, no, no, first it would be cut commodities for the members of the “royal family” like no more Ferraris and Yachts on the coast of southern France, no more exclusive trips to Washington D.C., then it would be lower U.S. Senate spending for the Emirates Military etc.
You have to either pissed them off very hard or be on their way to experience Yemen style devastation.

Shahna
Reply to  Have a cigar!
September 18, 2017

They’re looking for a “reason” to regime-change Iran …… Qatar (or Kuwait) supporting terrorists and in turn being supported by terrorist Iran would do the trick nicely for them. Of course, Russia and China would block them again with more “diplomacy” nonsense but – hope springs eternal in the warmonger’s breast.

Have a cigar!
Have a cigar!
Reply to  Shahna
September 19, 2017

Iran is too tough nut for them. Even North Korea under these circumstances is tough nut for them. They simply hit the wall with such a doctrine and someone said enough is enough. Kuwait or Qatar and other so called gulf countries are a different story. But turning allies into enemy is not a smart thing to do even for U.S.

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
Reply to  Shahna
September 18, 2017

When did the US become the global Tyrant?

bbbar
bbbar
Reply to  Franz Kafka
September 19, 2017

1991

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  Shahna
September 19, 2017

Please, not America it should read: US.

Shahna
Reply to  DarkEyes
September 20, 2017

The United States of America?
That the cuntry’s name – LIVE WITH IT.

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
September 18, 2017

Just Kuwait a cotton-picking minute! Kuwait is US territory? Who knew?

More
More
September 19, 2017

Kuwait is a waste of space.

NK should not waste their money on having an Embassy or Ambassador in that country.

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  More
September 19, 2017

IMO, NK is completely right to just have diplomatic connections with the world, as normal.
Never bully a Korean.

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