North Korean ambassador Jo Song-gil 'seeks asylum' in Italy

Country
North Korea (KP)
Score
6.88
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-03 (UTC)
ID
13020737

Italy said to be ‘agonising’ over what to do about defection by acting envoy to Rome North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum, according to a report, in what would be another high-profile defection bid by one of Pyongyang’s envoys. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, applied for asylum to an unidentified western country with his family, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo daily said, citing unnamed diplomatic sources in Seoul. Continue reading...