Two North Korean diplomats traveled to New Mexico to meet with Gov. Bill Richardson. They took a different route home.
After holding rare talks with a prominent US governor, a diplomatic duo from the reclusive state of North Korea is off to see another side of the United States — Las Vegas.
A senior US official confirmed on condition of anonymity Friday that the two North Korean diplomats had told US authorities they planned “personal travel” in America’s casino capital as well as in Los Angeles.
The US official declined further details on the travel of the pair, who are accredited at the United Nations and require special permission to go beyond a 25-mile (40-kilometer) radius of New York City.
The diplomats, Kim Myong-Gil and Paek Jong-Ho, held two days of talks this week in the southwestern state of New Mexico with Governor Bill Richardson, a former UN envoy and longtime go-between for North Korea.
Ain’t life great for people who live in the workers’ paradise of North Korea?!