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North Korea detains American citizen for spying?

  • January 13, 2016
  • , Yomiuri
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Tuesday evening’s Yomiuri wrote that CNN aired an interview on Monday with a man claiming to be a naturalized American who has been detained by North Korea since October on espionage charges. During the interview, the man asked the U.S. and ROK government to rescue him. The paper speculated that Pyongyang gave CNN access to the man in order to seek direct contact with Washington. However, DOS spokesperson Kirby told the press on Monday that he could not confirm the report.

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