News 19 june — 11:47

North Korea says US 'mugged' its diplomats in New York

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North Korea has accused the US authorities of "literally mugging" its diplomats at a New York airport, BBC reports.

A spokesman for the secretive state said its officials had been "robbed" of a diplomatic package at John F Kennedy Airport on Friday.

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said the incident proved the US was a "lawless gangster state".

The White House - which considers "solving" the North Korea crisis a priority - has yet to comment.

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