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North Korea owes NYC $156k in unpaid parking tickets

North Korea owes NYC $156k in unpaid parking tickets”

"It's not true", Jong Jo said. Whenever we have a ticket, we pay.

NY reports that vehicles with the country's diplomatic mission to the United Nations have accrued over 1,300 unpaid parking tickets.

In fact, a 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the State Department and New York does allow the city to deny a diplomatic parking decal from vehicles that have three or more unpaid parking tickets, NBC New York reported.

"It's not true", said Jong Jo, secretary of North Korea's United Nations mission.

This isn't North Korea's first run-in with foreign meter maids, though.

It turns out that North Korea isn't the worst offender when it comes to parking tickets in New York City-and the list of countries that are in arrears might not be shocking, either. An I-Team analysis found vehicles assigned to diplomatic delegations from a multitude of countries have accumulated more than $16 million in combined unpaid penalties since the 1990s.

Since the MOU was signed in 2002, there has been a dramatic decrease in diplomatic parking abuse. These debts to the city are not forgiven, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration says. This led to a massive drop in diplomatic parking violations, with the cumulative total of fines incurred by foreign diplomats in the city since reaching $700,000. Other parking offenders include Iran ($184,987), China ($398,736), Syria ($362,550) and Russian Federation ($104,231).

The State Department's Office of Foreign Missions provides driver's license to diplomats and staff from foreign missions at the U.N. It reserves the right to revoke driving privileges in the USA or requests that a diplomat leaves the country if motor vehicle laws are violated, NBC New York added. With this said, it is important for police to treat foreign diplomatic and consular personnel with respect.

The State Department's Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) issues driver's licenses to diplomats and other staff at foreign missions to the UN.

The removal of parking privileges has also been used recently as a punitive measure as diplomatic relations between the United States and Russian Federation have cooled.

The U.S. isn't exactly in the clear on this situation either.



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