North Korea detains American citizen

    North Korea detains American citizen

    Apr 23, Seoul: lNorth Korea has detained an American citizen as  he tried to leave the country.

    According to reports, the man was identified only by his surname, Kim. has been detained amidst high tension on the peninsula, with the US warning its "strategic patience" on the North's nuclear programme is over.

    A US naval battle group headed by an aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, and described by President Donald Trump as an "armada", is expected to reach the Korean peninsula later in the week.

    A South Korean news agency Yonhap has stated that the detained American citizen, in his 50s, was a former professor from Yanbian University in China and had been in North Korea for a month in connection with relief programmes.He was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport, Yonhap said.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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