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North Korea to Close Several Embassies Worldwide Amid Sanctions

Sun 11 Feb 2024 | 11:24 PM

North Korea is reportedly on the verge of shutting down a number of its embassies across the globe, including key missions in Spain, Hong Kong, and various African countries.

This move, potentially affecting nearly 25% of its international diplomatic presence, highlights the financial and operational challenges the reclusive state faces under the weight of international sanctions. The closures are indicative of Pyongyang's struggle to sustain its overseas missions and are seen as a significant shift in its foreign policy, which could have far-reaching implications for diplomatic relations and North Korea's international engagements.

The decision to close these embassies underscores the impact of sanctions on the country's ability to conduct foreign affairs and maintain its global diplomatic network