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Malaysia expels North Korean diplomats

Baku, March 21, AZERTAC

Malaysia has ordered North Korean diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Pyongyang's severing of diplomatic ties with Kuala Lumpur, according to NHK WORLD.

In a statement released through the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Friday, North Korea accused the Malaysian authorities of handing over a North Korean national to the US in connection with alleged money laundering. The North called the move a hostile act and declared that it was cutting diplomatic relations with Malaysia.

The Malaysian government released a statement later in the day, denouncing the North's act as "unfriendly and unconstructive." It ordered all North Korean diplomats and their family members to leave the country within 48 hours.

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