May 19, 2024

Egypt denies North Korean ambassador deportation claims

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs focusing on UN Security Council resolution, not OFAC listings

North Korea’s ambassador to Egypt has not, and seemingly will not be deported from the country following his listing as part of U.S. sanctions against North Korea, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday.

The Egyptian government, when asked about plans for the possible deportation of Ambassador Pak Chun Il were vague on whether or not they would consider the move, despite several reports indicating this would be the case.

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