North Korean leader Kim Jong - Reuters
CAIRO - 17 September 2017: Kuwait downgraded its diplomatic ties with North Korea, and asked the Korean ambassador to leave the country, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported Sunday.
Kuwait asked the Korean Ambassador Sochang Sik to leave the country and kept only four diplomats and the charge d’affaires.
Kuwait's decision coincides with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) No. 2123, which was issued in response to North Korea's procedure of its fifth nuclear test; Kuna reported from sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
North Korean Ambassador Sochang Sik said that he will leave the country this month with other diplomats that Kuwaiti authorities asked to leave.
It revealed that Kuwait is the third country after Mexico and Peru to send back an ambassador of Pyongyang based on a UN resolution, according to the Voice of America (VOC).
Despite new UN sanctions, Pyongyang fired a new missile last Friday.