New Zealand Expels U.S. Diplomat
New Zealand expelled a U.S. diplomat after the American embassy in Wellington refused to waive his immunity in relation to a police investigation of a potentially serious crime, New Zealand’s government said.
Details of the alleged crime have not been revealed but local media reported the diplomat left the South Pacific nation last week suffering a broken nose and black eye.
Prime Minister Bill English labelled the US knockback on immunity regrettable and said he expected American authorities to carry out their own investigation.