North Korea: Diplomatic Delegation ‘Mugged’ At Jfk Airport

“The US Department of Homeland Security confirmed that a group of three North Koreans was confronted at JFK, but said they did not hold diplomatic status.
Story highlights US authorities say North Koreans did not have diplomatic statusIncident comes as tensions high over North Korean missile tests(CNN) North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by US authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday.
The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” a Homeland Security statement said.
In a report published Sunday, Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) accused US Department of Homeland Security officers and airport police of taking a diplomatic package away from the delegation, which it said carried a valid diplomatic courier certificate.
KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that US authorities behaved like “gangsters.

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