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KIM JONG NAM: N.Korea retaliates, expels Malaysian ambassador

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KIM JONG NAM: N.Korea retaliates, expels Malaysian ambassador

North Korea has announced that it has ordered Malaysia’s envoy out of Pyongyang as diplomatic row brews between both Asian nations over the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of President Kim Jong Un.

The move is coming two days after Malaysia declared North Korea’s ambassador Kang Chol persona non grata after he failed to appear before Malaysia’s foreign ministry over the death of Kim.

North Korea has denied any role in the killing and accused Malaysia of conspiring with its enemies and that prompted North Korean Ambassador Chol to reject a Malaysian autopsy that found Kim was killed with VX, a banned chemical weapon.

Read also: KIM JONG NAM: Freed suspect says Malaysia conspiring to tarnish N.Korea’s honour

Recall that Ri Jong Chol, the only North Korean arrested in connection to Kim’s death was released and moments after he was let off the hook, he said he was a victim of a conspiracy by Malaysian authorities who he accused of using coercion to try to extract a confession from him, in comments to reporters outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing early on Saturday.

Ri who was released due to insufficient evidence to charge accused Malaysia of conspiring to tarnish the honour of Pyongyang.

He said that he was not at the airport on the day of the killing, and knew nothing about the accusation that his car was used in the case.

 

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