Miss­ing diplo­mat told to go to N Korea

Sunday Tribune - - WORLD -

SEOUL: A for­mer North Korean diplo­mat who staged a de­fec­tion to the South yes­ter­day urged an old col­league, Jo Song Gil, who has gone miss­ing in Italy, to de­fect to Seoul, fol­low­ing a re­port that he was seek­ing asy­lum in the US.

Jo, 44, was un­til re­cently North Korea’s act­ing am­bas­sador to Italy. He dis­ap­peared with his wife in Novem­ber, South Korean author­i­ties said.

Italy’s La Repub­blica news­pa­per re­ported that he was un­der the pro­tec­tion of the Ital­ian in­tel­li­gence ser­vice. |

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