The Mexican government has declared North Korea’s ambassador to the country, Kim Hyong-gil, persona non grata, ordering him to leave within 72 hours, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.
In the statement, it called Pyongyang’s nuclear activity “a flagrant violation of the international law” which poses “grave risk to international peace and security,” including to Mexico’s allies in Asia, such as Japan and South Korea.
It also pledged its support to the sanctions imposed on the rogue country by the UN.
Quake causes Tsunami alert
In unrelated news, eight countries have received tsunami alerts after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck 120 kilometers southwest of Mexico, according to US Geological Survey data.
The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 33 km (21 miles), 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, not far from the Guatemalan border.
The US Tsunami Warning System said hazardous tsunami waves are likely to follow in eight neighboring countries, including Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.