UAE stops issuing visas to North Koreans
DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday it was ending the mission of North Korea’s non-resident ambassador and terminating its own envoy’s services in Pyongyang, according to the official Twitter account of state news agency WAM.
The UAE would also stop issuing new visas or company licences to North Korean citizens, WAM added. The UAE’s measures are meant to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions 2371 and 2375, strengthening sanctions against North Korea, the ministry added.
The council adopted the resolutions in August and September in response to North Korea’s missile launches and nuclear tests in a bid to curb Pyongyang’s sources of income in part by limiting oil exports to the country. — Agencies