North Korea Refuses To Pay $1M Embassy Refurbishment Debt

Says invoices are "false and non-payable"
January 27th, 2013

WARSAW – Authorities are unable to help the owner of a Polish corporation who is owed over $1m by the North Korean government after diplomats refused to pay back loans used to fund the 2005 refurbishment of their Warsaw embassy, a local newspaper reported last week.

Andrzej Kompa, owner of the Kompa Investment Company, lent

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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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