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THE UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) to sever ties with North Korea

UAE severs North Korea ties over nuclear & missile threats – thousands of workers at risk  THE UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced plans to cut ties with North Korea amid international outrage at Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. By WILL KIRBY, orth Korea’s ambassador in the country has been told to leave and the UAE will terminate its own envoy’s services in Pyongyang, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

The statement also said the UAE will stop issuing new visas or company licenses to North Korean citizens.

Several thousand North Korean workers live in the country, with many working on construction sites.

They earn a significantly better wage than they would for the same job in their own country, but are forced to make so-called “loyalty payments” to Kim Jong-un’s regime…….

The measures taken by the UAE come after President Trump urged United Nations members to ramp up pressure on the hermit state to give up its nuclear weapons.

The UAE foreign ministry statement reads: “The measures… come within the context of its obligation as a responsible member of the international community to strengthen the international will and to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons and missile programs.”

The announcement follows similar moves by the UAE’s Gulf Arab neighbours Qatar and Kuwait, which last month downgraded their ties with Pyongyang and stopped issuing new visas to North Korean citizens……. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/865707/north-korea-news-latest-uae-visa-attack-nuclear-missile-strike-war-united-arab-emirates

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October 14, 2017 - Posted by | North Korea, politics international, United Arab Emirates

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