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UAE cuts ties with North Korea, stops visas to its nationals

AFP, Wam
Filed on October 13, 2017 | Last updated on October 13, 2017 at 12.07 am
UAE cuts ties with North Korea, stops visas to its nationals

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Abu Dhabi will also no longer grant North Korean companies authorisation to work in any of the seven emirates.

The UAE on Thursday announced it had stopped issuing visas to North Korean nationals and terminated diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.

The UAE government ended the mission of its non-resident ambassador to North Korea as well as that of Pyongyang's non-resident ambassador to the UAE.

Abu Dhabi will also no longer grant North Korean companies authorisation to work in any of the seven emirates. Tensions over North Korea's weapons programme have soared in recent months.

 


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