Dissident group accused of North Korean embassy intrusion suspends operations


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  • Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

FILE PHOTO: A Spanish National Police car is seen outside the North Korea's embassy in Madrid, Spain February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

SEOUL (Reuters) - A dissident group accused of breaking into North Korea's embassy in Madrid said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations, after a Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants for two suspected intruders now believed to be in the United States.

A shadowy group called Cheollima Civil Defence, also known as Free Joseon, acknowledged on its website late on Tuesday that it was behind the incident but said it was not an attack and that the group had been invited into the embassy.

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