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Malaysia to reopen embassy in North Korea
Malaysia will reopen its embassy in Pyongyang, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said, suggesting an end to the diplomatic row over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur last year.

 

"Yes, we will reopen the embassy," Mahathir said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review published on Monday during his trip to Japan.

 

Malaysia's once-close ties with North Korea were severely downgraded after Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017 when two women smeared his face with VX nerve agent, which the United Nations lists as a weapon of mass destruction.

 


First published: 06.12.18, 10:43