North Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador: State news agency KCNA

Malaysia had earlier recalled its envoy to Pyongyang for consultations as the two countries traded barbs over an investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother last month.

Published: 06th March 2017 05:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2017 05:27 PM   |  A+A-

North Korean soldiers turn and look towards their leader Kim Jong Un from a military parade vehicle as they carry packs marked with the nuclear symbol.(Photo |AP)

By AFP

SEOUL: North Korea said Monday it would expel Malaysia's ambassador in a tit-for-tat move after Pyongyang's envoy left the Southeast Asian nation in an increasingly bitter row over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

"The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK (North Korea) notifies that the Malaysian ambassador to the DPRK is labeled as a persona non grata... and demanded that the ambassador leave the DPRK," state news agency KCNA said, giving a 48-hour deadline.

Malaysia had earlier recalled its envoy to Pyongyang for consultations as the two countries traded barbs over an investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother last month.

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