Britain closes embassy in North Korea, evacuates diplomats

Britain closes embassy in North Korea, evacuates diplomats

Britain has closed its embassy in North Korea and all its diplomats have left the country, its ambassador said.

The closure was a temporary move and came because Pyongyang’s ‘restrictions on entry to the country have made it impossible to rotate our staff and sustain the operation of the Embassy’, a Foreign Office spokesperson said.

Ambassador Colin Crooks tweeted: ‘The #BritishEmbassy in #Pyongyang closed temporarily on 27 May 2020 and all diplomatic staff have left the #DPRK for the time being.’

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