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Archive for February 16, 2017

Newsline: Putin orders extra measures to protect Russian diplomats abroad

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday asked the Federal Security Service (FSB) to take additional measures to protect Russian diplomats working abroad. “The horrible crime, the murder of our ambassador in Turkey, has raised the pressing issue of the protection of Russian citizens working at our foreign diplomat missions,” Putin said at a meeting of the FSB board. He said FSB should “take additional measures to ensure security” together with the Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Intelligence Service.



Newsline: Malaysian police visit North Korean embassy

Two Malaysian police officers on Thursday (Feb 16) paid a brief visit to the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, presumably to meet ambassador Kang Chol to talk about Kim Jong Nam, who was killed at the KL International Airport 2 on Monday. They entered the compound of the embassy at around 12.50pm and left about 15 minutes later. They refused to comment on the visit when met by reporters. One of them, an assistant superintendant, said: “You should ask my boss. You can maybe wait for my boss to give a statement.”