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Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:58
UAE ends mission of non-resident ambassador to DPRK
By Xinhua
Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:58 By Xinhua

Emirati men wave the national flag during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on Dec 29, 2016. The UAE said on Oct 12, 2017 that it has decided to end its non-resident ambassador mission to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). (KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Thursday that it has decided to end its non-resident ambassador mission to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Emirati state news agency WAM reported. 

The UAE will play its full role and within international legitimacy to implement the will of the international community

Meanwhile, the UAE will also end the mission of DPRK non-resident ambassador in the country, it cited a UAE Foreign Ministry statement as saying. 

The Foreign Ministry in Abu Dhabi said it has "put in place the executive mechanisms and in coordination with the relevant authorities in the country to implement the recent UN Security Council resolutions" regarding Pyongyang and its nuclear and missile programs. 

"The UAE, as an active and responsible member of the international community, will play its full role and within international legitimacy to implement the will of the international community," it said in the statement, adding that the UAE will take further measures including the suspension of new entry visas and business licenses for DPRK nationals and companies.  

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