THE Spanish government has ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave the country by the end of September.
Kim Hyok Chol became the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s first ambassador to Spain when the country opened an embassy in Madrid in 2014.
The Spanish Foreign Ministry has become the fourth country to expel a representative of Supreme leader Kim Jong-un, following smiliar moves by Kuwait, Mexico and Peru.
In a statement the Ministry said, “The North Korean ambassador was summoned and was told of the decision to consider him as a persona non grata, therefore he must stop working and abandon the country before 30 September.”
It was also announced in a Tweet…
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The move follows North Korea’s latest nuclear test that appeared to have been a hydrogen bomb, rather than the smaller atomic bombs it had previously detonated. The country has also been testing long-range missiles aimed at reaching the US mainland.