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This is heating up folks.

Mexico has expelled the North Korean ambassador in response to that country’s recent nuclear tests.

The government declared in a statement that ambassador Kim Hyong Gil was persona non grata and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.

It said the expulsion was to express its “absolute rejection” of North Korea’s nuclear activity, describing it as “a grave threat to peace and international security and a growing threat to nations of the region, including fundamental allies of Mexico such as Japan and South Korea.”

Mexico joins many other countries in condemning North Korea for repeated missile launches in recent weeks, one as recent as Sunday.

The United States has been urging other countries to cut diplomatic and economic ties and wants tighter economic sanctions.

But Mexico won’t go that far, according to an official at the Foreign Affairs Secretariat, who told Reuters that the government is not breaking diplomatic ties with North Korea.

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/north-korean-diplomat-expelled-over-tests/
 

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When I first read this, I wondered if Mexico wasn't trying to build up a little cache of goodwill with the US. But no, it looks as if Mexico has reacted consistently since 2003, condemning North Korea's nuclear activity after each event.

It is distressing that news of such major import on the world stage is getting lost amongst all the news of the multiple recent natural disasters. There is almost too much disastrous news to absorb this month. (And the near-constant brouhaha and drama coming out of the US White House doesn't help; it adds almost daily to the overload.)

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The press is more concerned with dividing the people of the country than anything else.

Mexico has been consistent but usually very low key on world politics. To expel the ambassador is pretty strong. Mexico has the Kia plant in Monterrey but North Korea doesn't export much except coal. 30% of their national economy goes into the military while kids starve. South Korean children are on the average 20% larger than NK children and blindness is more common due to malnutrition.

Someone needs to stop this little mad man but China is forbidding any preemptive strike.
 
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