Skip to comments.UAE stops issuing new visas for North Korean laborers
Posted on 10/12/2017 4:04:05 PM PDT by markomalley
The United Arab Emirates said Thursday it would stop issuing new visas to North Korean workers, becoming the latest Gulf country to limit Pyongyang's ability to evade sanctions and raise money abroad amid tensions with the U.S.
A statement by the UAE Foreign Ministry did not address the hundreds of North Korean laborers already working in the Emirates. A call to the UAE's Embassy in Washington was not immediately returned.
The statement said the UAE would pull its non-resident ambassador to North Korea as well as stop North Koreans from opening new businesses in the Emirates, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula that is a staunch U.S. ally.
The UAE "looks forward to a unified global front against North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile program," the statement read.
It's not clear what prompted the decision, though American officials have been pressuring their allies in the Gulf Arab states to cut back on economic ties to North Korea. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Good move by UAE though begs the question of why they have NORK laborers in the first place. I’m guessing UAE gets a cut rate as the laborers were conscripted by Rocket Man who then pockets their paychecks. No doubt even cheaper than the Indians, Pakistanis and Asians who work elsewhere in the Gulf.
Or at least they said they did
UAE must look like heaven on earth to a NORK.
This is going to cut down on some of Kim’s money. President Trump is slowly tightening the screws on the Norks.
Kim can’t be missing the fact that he’s sitting alone at the dinner table. (figuratively)
Needs to be quicker...