Even though any American is free to travel to North Korea, according to the State Department, to do so may be exercising a death wish. That is the warning issued by U.S. Officials last week to anyone considering a trip to visit the rogue regime. The stark warning was issued to anyone heading to the dangerous dictatorship and recommended the travelers should prepare for the possibility of not returning.
The State Department published the warning Wednesday on its website saying: “The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea.”
While the U.S. Government does not forbid anyone from traveling to North Korea, it does have special processing for anyone wishing to make the trip. Persons who wish to travel to North Korea must be approved for a special validation, which are handed out on “very limited circumstances.” U.S. travelers who are approved to make the trip are then encouraged to prepare for the worst. That includes drafting a will and making funeral and property arrangements with family and friends.
A State Department officials said persons should: “Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney; discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.” The agency also urges people to have a “contingency plan for emergency situations,” and remain updated on the State Department’s social media platform and alert systems.
President Trump announced in November the U.S. had officially designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and added the country to a short list including Iran, Sudan and Syria. North Korea had previously been removed from that list by the Bush administration in 2008. In placing Kim’s regime back on the list, President Trump said the country was ruled by a “murderous” rogue regime. The President also cited the death of American college student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year and died days after he returned to the U.S. in a coma, as the reason for placing them back on the list.
“North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil,” the president said. “This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons.”
The most recent warning from the State Department comes just weeks after Kim, while calling for improved relations with South Korea, threatened to strike the U.S. with nuclear warheads, claiming he had a button to fire nuclear weapons on his desk. In those remarks, Kim proudly stated: “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range.” “…The United States can never start a war against me and our country.”
Yeah, well I don’t know about you, but this shit hole country has never been high on my list of places to see or visit.
Source: CSC MediaGroup USA