by Daveda Gruber:
It seems that Americans can travel to North Korea, if they wish. The U.S. State Department has cautioned that it may just be a death wish.
A stark warning by the State Department was issued last week. People setting out for the Hermit Kingdom, are cautioned that anyone heading to the dangerous dictatorship should be prepared for the possibility of not returning.
On its website, the State Department published, “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.”
Those people who wish to travel to North Korea must be approved for a special validation. These are handed out on “very limited circumstances.”
U.S. travelers given the approval to experience Kim Jong Un’s regime should then prepare for the worst. Drafting a will and making funeral and property arrangements with family and friends are advised.
Recommendations are, “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.”
Also, people are told to have a “contingency plan for emergency situations.” Get updated on the State Department’s social media platform and alert systems.
President Trump has added the U.S. designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. He added the country to a short list including Iran, Sudan and Syria.
In 2008 the Bush administration removed North Korea from the list.
Trump named Kim’s “murderous” rogue regime. The disturbing 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 reasons for the return to the list.
President Trump said, “North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons.”
The State Department’s recent warning comes just weeks after ‘Little Rocket Man’, while calling for improved relations with South Korea, threatened to strike the U.S. with nuclear warheads. He claimed he had a button to fire nuclear weapons on his desk.
‘Little Rocket Man’ said, “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.”