Israeli Foreign Ministry Warns Citizens Against Visiting North Korea

A Pyongyang city mass rally took place to vow to carry through the tasks set forth by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year address at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, DPRK, on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
AP/Jon Chol Jin

The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday advised citizens not to travel to North Korea, only a day after an Israeli company said it would be organizing tours to the secretive state.

On Sunday, an Israeli tourism company revealed that it had won an exclusive agreement to issue tourist visas for North Korea, whose human rights record has been condemned annually by the UN General Assembly since 2005, and whose ballistic missile tests have been slammed for contravening UN Security Council resolutions.

On Monday, the Ministry recommended that Israelis avoid the country, with which it has no diplomatic relations, because of the difficulties that could arise if a traveler needed help.

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