North Korea Asks U.N. To Cut In-Country Staff Due To ‘Politicization’ Of Aid By ‘Hostile Forces’

Reuters: North Korea tells United Nations to cut international aid staff — letter
“North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world body’s programs have failed ‘due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile forces,’ according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. … North Korea wants the number of international staff with the U.N. Development Programme to be cut to one or two from six, the World Health Organization to four from six, and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to cut its 13 staff by one or two…” (Nichols, 9/4).