ARIRANG NEWSShared publicly - 2017-06-19T14:20:04.000Z
美, 北 '외교행낭 강탈' 주장에 "외교특권 대상 아니다" A bizzare twist to the worsening Washington-Pyongyang ties.Officials at JFK International Airport confiscated several items from North Koreans claiming to be UN diplomats.The reclusive regime responded furiously, calling the U.S. 'a lawless gangster state.'Kwon Jang-Ho has the full story. The incident began as several North Korean nationals were attempting to return to Pyongyang from New York on Sunday.According to North Korea's state media, they were UN diplomats on the way back from a UN conference on the rights of persons with disabilities, when authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport seized a package, and refused to give it back. North Korea's state media went on to say that the North Koreans had been 'literally mugged' and called it 'an illegal and heinous act of provocation.' A group of more than 20 police and U.S. Homeland Security officers were said to have been waiting for them at the boarding gate, and violently took away the package. The report goes on to call the U.S. a lawless gangster state, and says the international community should re-consider holding international meetings in New York.
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