U.S. Embassy Statement on Departure of Malaysian Diplomats and Family Members from DPRK

We are pleased that all Malaysian diplomats and family members who had been barred from leaving the DPRK have been allowed to return to their home country.

The barred departure of diplomats and their family members was a grave and unacceptable breach of the Vienna Convention.

We support Malaysia’s expressed intent to continue investigation into serious crimes committed on its territory; all possible measures must be taken to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.