As President Donald Trump organized to satisfy North Korean chief Kim Jong Un for an excessive-level summit in Vietnam, a group of armed men entered the North Korean Embassy in Madrid and stole 4 computer systems. A North Korean legitimate involved within the Trump-Kim summit become the ambassador to Spain until 2017.
The men allegedly certain and gagged embassy employees as they carried out the theft, which passed off last Friday The Spanish outlet El Confidencial said that one of the embassy employees had broken unfastened and alerted neighbors to the robbery via screaming in Korean. It is doubtful whether or not there have been any critical accidents during the theft, but paramedics later arrived at the door of the embassy to treat the personnel who were tied up.
The men have been allegedly within the building for as a minimum four hours earlier than they sped off with the computers.
Spanish authorities, which include local police and the Ministry of Interior, had been now investigating the activities. It changed into uncertain what data become at the stolen computer systems or who the suspects had been.
Ramon Pacheco Pardo, an expert on the Koreas at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels’ Korea Foundation, told Newsweek that the Madrid Embassy, that’s in a residential neighborhood, changed into an easy target.
“One of the reasons is that there is not a lot safer. It’s a normal residence that is easy to get admission to,” Pacheco Pardo informed Newsweek. “North Korea would not have many embassies in Europe initially. So each person looking to thieve from a North Korean Embassy does not have many picks… There is some hypothesis that this is additionally related to Kim Hyok Chol having been ambassador there. But I need to pressure that that is a natural hypothesis.”