Saturday, July 22, 2017

"US Urges All Nationals In North Korea To "Depart Immediately", Bans Tourists From Visiting"

Via Instapundit: Dennis Rodman will be disappointed to learn that the US is set to ban all citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later, the BBC reported. "After the 30-day grace period any US national that travels to North Korea will have their passport invalidated by their government." The ban comes one month after US student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the Kim regime.

China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which had taken Warmbier to North Korea, and Koryo Tours said the ban will come into force on July 27 - the anniversary of the end of the Korean War - with a 30-day grace period. Koryo Tours added that the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles consular affairs for the United States in the North, informed it of the ban, but did not say how long it would last. The U.S. embassy in the South Korean capital, Seoul, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rowan Beard said that the 30-day grace period would "give leeway for any [Americans] currently in the country as tourists or on humanitarian work". Simon Cockerill, of Koryo Tours, said: "It remains to be seen what the exact text is, but the indication is it's just a straight up ban on Americans going." Mr Cockerill told the BBC the agency would still conduct tours and take Americans until the ban came into effect.

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Trooper York said...

Does this mean there is going to be a war?

AllenS said...

You know, if you are in North Korea, you are a fucking idiot, and no reasonable explanation of why you should leave will suffice. Fuck 'em.

Chip Ahoy said...

I love Limbaugh's characterization of Trump vs media as the guy with the laser pen tormenting his house cats getting them to bash their own heads into the walls. To me, this seems like that. Get N.K. upper echelon thinking about offing their fat little bastard and get their fat little bastard anxiously thinking about them thinking about that.