France advises against all travel to North Korea amid rising tensions

Participants stand in formation during celebrations marking the July 4 launch of the Hwasong 14 intercontinental ballistic missile, in Pyongyang on July 6, 2017.
Participants stand in formation during celebrations marking the July 4 launch of the Hwasong 14 intercontinental ballistic missile, in Pyongyang on July 6, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry on Friday (July 7) warned its citizens to avoid all but essential travel to North Korea given the heightened tensions in the region.

"Due to the current rising tensions and a climate of uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel except for essential reasons is not advised," the foreign ministry said in an updated travel advisory for its citizens.

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